Bison Steak and Vegetable Kabobs with Couscous Print Email

3 (6 oz.) High Plains Bison Sirloin Steaks, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 red pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 yellow pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 green pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 red onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 (8 oz.) pkg. baby Portobello mushrooms, washed
cup extra-virgin olive oil
cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
2 teaspoons sea salt
10-12 wood skewers soaked in water

3 cups cooked couscous, follow package directions and cool
1 small butternut squash, peeled, diced into inch pieces
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 (6 oz.) container of grape tomatoes, de-stemmed
1 cup red, yellow and green bell peppers, diced
cup green onion, diced
cup extra-virgin olive oil
juice from one medium orange

Bison Steak and Vegetable Kabobs:

Preheat grill on high for 5-10 minutes.
Thaw (if frozen) and cut bison sirloin steaks into 1 inch pieces, place in bowl and set aside.

In large bowl combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, black pepper, oregano, basil, thyme and seal salt to make marinade. Add vegetables to marinade and toss to coat. Assemble vegetable skewers, alternating vegetables. Continue until all vegetables are gone.

Add bison sirloin to remaining marinade left over in the mixing bowl and toss to coat. Assemble bison skewers with remaining skewers.
Place vegetable skewers on the well-heated grill 2-3 minutes before adding the bison skewers, they will take longer to cook.

Turn vegetable skewers over once and then add bison skewers to the grill. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, turn bison skewers and cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until done (8-11 minutes total cooking time).

Couscous and Vegetable Salad:

Preheat over to 400F. Toss butternut squash with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in preheated ove for 20 minutes on a sheet pan.

Turn squash over, add tomatoes. Contine to roast until soft and golden brown, about 20 minutes more.

Combine prepared couscous and remaining ingredients in mixing bowl and toss. Chill for 4 hours and serve.

Note: Can be made 4 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Mix well before serving. - Chef Forrest Waldo, High Plains Bison