*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
        Moroccan Beef Kefta On Skewers With Chopped Vegetable Salad
 
 Recipe By     : Cooking Live Show #8887
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  pound         ground beef
      1/2  cup           grated onion
    2      cloves        garlic -- finely minced
    2      tablespoons   finely chopped fresh parsley
    2      tablespoons   finely chopped fresh coriander
    3      teaspoons     finely chopped fresh mint or 1 teaspoon
                         -- dried mint
    2      teaspoons     finely chopped fresh marjoram or 1/2
                         -- teaspoon dried marjoram
                         salt and freshly ground black pepper
      1/2  teaspoon      ground cumin
      1/2  teaspoon      paprika
      1/4  teaspoon      cayenne
                         chopped vegetable salad:
    1                    seedless cucumber -- peeled and finely
                         -- diced
    1      large         tomato -- seeded and finely
                         -- diced
    1                    green bell pepper -- seeded and finely
                         -- diced
    1                    hot italian-style pepper -- seeded and finely
                         -- diced
    2      cloves        garlic -- finely minced
    3      tablespoons   finely chopped fresh mint
    2      tablespoons   red wine vinegar
    2      tablespoons   olive oil -- (up to 3)
 
 In a large bowl combine the beef, onion, garlic, parsley, coriander, mint,
marjoram, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika and cayenne. Cover and let sit for one
hour. Soak 12 wooden skewers in water for one hour.
 
 In a separate bowl combine cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, hot pepper, garlic,
mint, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper tossing to combine. Cover and
let marinate at room temperature until ready to serve.
 
 Preheat grill or broiler.
 
 Dip hands into a bowl of water. Shape and pack about a 1/3 cup of the meat
mixture into 2 sausage-shapes on a soaked wooden skewer. Repeat procedure for
remaining meat and skewers.
 
 Grill the keftas on both sides until cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes per
side. Serve hot with chopped salad.
 
 Yield: 6 servings
 
 
 
 
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