Beer-marinated boerewors kebabs with Cape Malay couscous

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6 servings Cooking: 20 mins By Food24
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Ingredients (21)

For the boerewors kebabs:
1 red onion — large
1 green pepper
6 portabellini mushrooms
250 ml beer
30 ml tomato sauce
30 ml chutney — peach
15 ml garam masala
5 ml Worcestershire sauce
For the couscous:
30 ml fresh chillies — 573
15 ml curry powder — medium
15 ml turmeric — ground
7.5 ml sesame seeds
7.5 ml onion — seeds
45 ml chutney — peach
2 tomatoes — finely chopped
125 ml tinned peaches — finely chopped
375 ml couscous
salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the Tzatziki:
250 ml yoghurt — double cream
250 ml cucumber — finely chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Method:

For the boerewors kebabs, soak 6 long wooden skewers in water, 30 mins. 

Cut the boerewors into 6 x 100g pieces and roll each one up into a swirl. 

Cut the onion into 6 large chunks and loosen each chunk to form 12 chunks. 

Cut the green pepper in half and deseed. 

Cut the pepper into 12 chunks. 

Thread a chunk of onion onto the skewer followed by a piece of green pepper, a sausage swirl, another chunk of onion, a piece of pepper and a mushroom. 

Repeat with the rest. 

Place the kebabs in a large Ziploc bag. 

Combine the beer, tomato sauce, chutney, garam masala and Worcestershire sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat. 

Whisk to combine and cook, 1 min. 

Allow it to cool, 5 mins. 

Pour the marinade over the kebabs and refrigerate for at least 30 mins or overnight. 

Cook the kebabs for 10-15 mins over medium coals on the braai or in a smoking hot griddle pan; turning them over half way through the cooking process. 

For the couscous, heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over low heat. 

Add the curry powder, turmeric, sesame seeds and onion seeds and fry, 1 min.

Stir in the chutney, tomatoes and peaches. 

Place the couscous in a large mixing bowl and stir in the fried spice mixture. 

Cover with boiling water – add just enough that the couscous is covered. 

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 15 mins. 

Loosen the couscous with a fork and season it to taste. 

For the tzatziki, stir all of the ingredients together and season it to taste. 

Serve the kebabs with the couscous and tzatziki on the side.

TIP: Onion seeds can be found in the spice aisle of certain supermarkets or at specialized spice shops. It is not essential and can be left out if needed. 



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