1 (about 650gm)piece of beef fillet, trimmed and cut into 5cm cubes2 tbspras el hanout (see note)125 ml (½ cup)extra-virgin olive oilGrilled vegetable salad3large green capsicums6small tomatoes2Spanish onions, unpeeled½ headgarlic, unpeeled80 ml (1/3 cup)extra-virgin olive oil½lemon, juice only1 tbspras el hanout (see note)1 tbspfinely chopped preserved lemon rind¼ tspground cuminHarissa chips1 tbspharissa (see note)1 tspargan oil (optional, see note)1 tbspextra-virgin olive oilFor deep-frying:vegetable oil3large sebago potatoes, peeled, cut lengthways into 1cm-thick chips and soaked in cold water
Combine beef, ras el hanout and oil in a bowl, season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
For grilled vegetable salad, preheat a barbecue to medium-high heat and grill capsicums, turning occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until almost blackened. Remove and, when cool enough to handle, peel, remove seeds, thickly slice and place in a bowl. Meanwhile, grill tomatoes, turning occasionally, for about 4-5 minutes or until tender and just beginning to blacken. Remove, halve and add to bowl. Grill onions and garlic, turning occasionally, for 5-6 minutes or until just tender and beginning to blacken. Remove, peel, thinly slice garlic and cut onion into eighths, and add to bowl. Add remaining ingredients to bowl and season to taste.
For harissa chips, combine harissa, andargan and olive oils in a small bowl. Preheat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 150C. Drain potato and pat dry using absorbent paper, then deep-fry, in 2 batches, for 6 minutes or until cooked through. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside. Increase heat to 180C and deep-fry potato, in batches, for another 3-5 minutes or until golden and crisp. Drain and drizzle with harrisa oil just before serving.
Meanwhile, preheat a barbecue to medium heat. Thread 4-6 pieces of beef onto each of 8 metal skewers, reserving marinade, and cook, basting occasionally with marinade, for 3-5 minutes each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with salad and chips.
Note Ras el hanout is a Moroccan spice blend containing up to
50 spices. It's available from Herbie's Spices or select delicatessens. Harissa,
a North African chilli paste, is available from gourmet food
stores. Both are also available from Middle Eastern grocers. Argan
oil, a nutty oil widely used in Moroccan cooking, is available from