Cajun beef skewers with chipotle mayonnaise

Skewers or kebabs are an easy way to stretch meat or seafood. Marinate the meat for best results and always soak your skewers to avoid a fire hazard

  • 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Cajun beef skewers with chipotle mayonnaise
  • 375 gram good-quality lean beef fillet, sirloin or scotch
  • 2 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 2.5 tablespoon sherry
  • 1 teaspoon cajun spice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • bamboo skewers (soaked in water for 10 minutes)
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 courgette, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 small peppers/sweeties, diced
  • spray oil
Chipotle mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup thick mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped smoked chipotle (or roasted capsicum if you don’t want it too hot)
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch brown sugar
  • dash worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper


Cajun beef skewers with chipotle mayonnaise
  • 1
    Cut the beef into bite-sized pieces, then marinate in the garlic, ginger, sherry, spice and brown sugar for at least 30 minutes, longer if possible.
  • 2
    Arrange the beef on the soaked skewers, alternating with the colourful vegetables.
  • 3
    Spray the skewers with oil, then barbecue or grill for 3-4 minutes each side until coloured and cooked to your liking. Alternatively, put them on a lined oven tray and roast at 190oC for 8-10 minutes, turning once, until coloured and cooked.
  • 4
    Serve with chipotle mayonnaise. To make this, whiz the mayonnaise with the chipotle or capsicum, paprika, sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Season to taste.


Try this recipe with chicken, lamb or pork too.

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