Tamarind Glazed Beef Kebabs

Ingredients: (Tamarind Glazed Beef Kebabs)

Kebab
lb. regular ground beef
onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp garlic minced
1 Tbsp ginger minced
2 Tbsp garam masala
2 Tbsp cashews, finely chopped
1 Tbsp tumeric
1 Tbsp smoked paprika
bunch cilantro, chopped
bunch cilantro, chopped
½ bunch cilantro, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper cracked
1 lime zest
10 bamboo skewers
Glaze
2 Tbsp tamarind concentrate
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp brown sugar
cinnamon stick
1 star anise
5 black peppercorns
salt
Garnish
2 shallots, sliced thin
ripe tomato, diced
2 Tbsp cashews rough chopped
1 Tbsp golden raisins
1 Tbsp vegetable oil

Directions: (Tamarind Glazed Beef Kebabs)

Kebab
Mix all ingredients for the kebab in a blender puree and mix into the meat, chill
Using your hands take about 2-3 oz. of meat or 4-5 oz. for a main course and wrap the meat around the bamboo skewer evenly ensuring 1 inch of the skewer is exposed
Preheat the grill and oil very lightly, also lightly oil the prepared kebabs and season with salt & pepper
Grill the kebabs about 3 minutes on each side just until they are cooked through
Using a brush, glaze the kebabs every time you turn them
When the kebabs are ready to come off the grill brush the glaze on generously
Serve kebabs along with the garnish and Enjoy

Glaze
Add all the ingredients for the glaze in a pot and reduce by a third until the liquid reaches a glaze consistency
Garnish
For the garnish, sweat the shallots in the vegetable oil over medium heat until their translucent then add the rest of the ingredients and warm through for 1 minute and set aside