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Zesty Beef Skewers

From Italian Cooking and Living, June/July 2005

  • 8 ounces beef round in 1 piece
  • 1 sprig rosemary, leaves only
  • 2 lemons, divided
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin
  • olive oil
  • 2 ounces pecorino (or substitute domestic Romano), cut into thin squares

    Special tools: grill pan

    Cut the beef into cubes, and place in a bowl. Finely chop the rosemary, and add to the bowl, reserving some for garnish. Coarsely grate the zest of 1 lemon, and add to the bowl, reserving some for garnish. Season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss and set the beef aside to marinate for about 15 minutes.

    Preheat a grill pan over high heat. Add the beef, and cook for 8 minutes, turning once. Remove the beef from the grill, and set aside. Slice the remaining lemon into thin rounds, and arrange flat on a platter. Thread each beef cube and a piece of pecorino through a toothpick, and arrange on top of the lemon. To serve, sprinkle with the reserved lemon zest and rosemary. Serves 4

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