IVF Babble

Mediterranean Steak Kebabs – an iron rich meal

Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)

As part of a Mediterranean diet red meat is often enjoyed (for those who eat meat) 1-2 times a week in combination with plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and legumes. The steak in this recipe is a great source of protein, Iron, B complex vitamins, zinc, some fat, selenium plus other important nutrients for health and fertility. The great combination of colourful fruit and vegetables helps you to ‘Eat a rainbow’ too. Combine this with a big salad or a portion of cous-cous or quinoa to enjoy a nutrient dense lunch or dinner.

Mediterranean Steak, Vegetable and Fruit Kebabs (serves 4)

1 1/2 – 2 lbs beef sirloin steak (cut the steak into 1 1/2 inch cubes) – ask your local butcher for help re this if unsure

Vegetables

2 red onions (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)

2 bell peppers (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)

12 closed cup mushrooms (halved)

1 large courgette (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)

cherry tomatoes (amount to taste)

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 pinch sea salt

1 freshly ground pepper to taste

Marinade

1 tbsp virgin olive oil

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

3 tbsp soy sauce or equivalent

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

2-3 cloves crushed garlic

2 tsp brown sugar

1 pinch freshly ground pepper

For the marinade:

In a medium sized bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and mix together. Add the sirloin steak cubes and stir again- covering all of the steak with the marinade . Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge for at least one hour- ideally for up to 5 hours.

For the vegetables and Fruit:

Cut the mushrooms in half, the courgette, red onions and peppers into ½ inch pieces. Leave the cherry tomatoes whole.

Brush the vegetables and fruit with a little extra virgin olive oil. Season with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Set them aside. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 5-10 minutes before assembling the kebab.

Assembling the kebabs:

Alternate between steak and vegetable and fruit  piercing through the middle of each item down each skewer.

Place onto a baking tray into a preheated oven (180 degrees c or a BBQ). Turn the kebabs after 5 minutes and again until cooked. Why not enjoy with some couscous or Quinoa and large salad? Enjoy!

Avatar

IVFbabble

Add comment

TTC COMMUNITY

Subscribe to our newsletter



Buy Your Pineapple Pin here

Instagram

Error validating access token: The session has been invalidated because the user changed their password or Facebook has changed the session for security reasons.

CHECK YOUR FERTILITY

Instagram

Error validating access token: The session has been invalidated because the user changed their password or Facebook has changed the session for security reasons.