Mediterranean steak kebabs with grilled lemon



Step 1

Using a food processor, spice grinder, or mortar and pestle, coarsely grind together the coriander, fennel, and cumin seeds until only a few whole spices remain. Transfer ground spices to a medium bowl and toss with the red pepper flakes, 1½ teaspoons salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Zest 1 lemon to make 3 teaspoons, add into the spice mix, and stir to combine. Then, cut both lemons into wedges for serving.

Step 2

Add the beef to the spice mixture, tossing to coat and pressing to adhere, as needed. Thread the beef, red onion, and bell peppers onto 12-inch wooden or metal skewers, then add the lemon wedges at the end of the skewers.

Step 3

Drizzle the skewers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Prepare a 2-zone grill (one side with hot coals and one side without) or heat a grill pan to medium-high. Oil the grates with olive oil. Grill the skewers, turning every 2 minutes, until beef is medium rare, about 8 minutes (if the meat flares up, move it to the indirect heat). Squeeze the grilled lemon over the kebabs and serve.

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