Kebabs with Spiced Honey Glaze (Beef or Chicken)

spiced  honey kebabs
I have been wanting to make these for a long time and they were well worth the wait! The week got crazy and I ended up waiting too long to use the beef I bought for them (I am particular about my meat), so I used chicken instead and they were still delicious! I would have never thought to grill canned artichokes, but they were amazing and the spiced honey glaze with sooo delicious! This is a Rachael Ray recipe and she doesn't provide nutrition information so I did my best :-) with it (I used 2 chicken breasts, 1/2 red onion, 1 c grape tomatoes, the whole can artichokes and only 2 T olive oil).

1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 pounds boneless beef short ribs, cut into 1-inch cubes (or chicken)
24 grape tomatoes
3 red onions, cut into 1-inch cubes (I used less)
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and halved
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

1. Preheat a grill to medium-high. In a small bowl, mix together the honey and cumin.
2. Thread the beef, tomatoes, onions and artichoke hearts onto 8 skewers; brush with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the kebabs on the grill, cover and cook, turning occasionally, until grill marks appear, about 10 minutes for medium-rare. Brush immediately with the honey mixture. (Tip Set the honey mixture near the hot grill to warm it up for easier brushing.)

Per my best calculations, using chicken breasts, each kebab is approx 100 calories.


the Holyoaks said...

These look really yummy! I'm in need of some new ideas of things to grill. We're supposed to have some nice weather next week and I'm itching to cook and eat outside. Also, I have a question about the Quinoa Grilled Corn Salad recipe. It says "2 C. cooked quinoa." About how much raw quinoa is that? Is it like rice that doubles when it cooks? I've never had quinoa before but I've wanted to try it for awhile and this salad looks delicious. Thanks Marci!

Marci said...

That quinoa recipe is a great one to start with...sooo delicious! It is similar to rice (you cook it with a 2 to 1 ratio) and I think it pretty much doubles. I like to have extra on hand in the fridge so I usually make a bunch at a time so I'm not exactly sure. I would maybe measure out 1 1/2 c uncooked just to be on the safe side.

the Holyoaks said...

Thank you! We're supposed to get up into the high 70s or low 80s by Sunday and I am so excited! I am dying for summer! Or even spring! I think I'll try the kebabs and quinoa salad this weekend.