Sunday, October 10, 2010

Make your own Kabobs!

Do you ever get sick of having the same old same old at your BBQ's? I know I do, I can only eat so many burgers, brats and hotdogs before I am so sick of them I never want to eat them again. Tonight we had a BBQ and we did something different for most people. We did make your own kabobs! So I thought I would share with you how to build your own kabobs and give your guests a unique fun experience!

You can use pretty much any meat you like. We use Chicken and Steak. Cut meat into 1 inch x 1 inch pieces, place in ziplock bag and add your favorite marinade. I really like the Lawrys marinades that you can get at any major grocery store. You will want the meat to sit in the marinade for a good hour or two. The longer it sits the more tender and flavorful the meat will be!

The possibilities are endless when it comes to veggies. Some of our favorites are:
cherry tomatoes
Bell peppers (all colors)
The key to the veggies is when you cut them up, don't cut them to small otherwise they will fall off the skewers when they get tender.

Yes we use fruit! There is something about the sweet with the meat and veggies that is to die for! YUM! My favorite fruit is Pineapple and I have been wanting to try Mango!

Once you have everything cut up and marinated place each different item in a bowl and set up an assembly line. Then using skewers add whatever items you want and place on a hot grill! It's that easy!

1) Soak you bamboo or wooden skewers in water at least 30 minutes prior to grilling. This prevents the end of the skewers from burning.
2) When adding the items to the skewers be sure to separate each meat pieces with a veggie or fruit. This helps cook the meat evenly and prevents burning of the veggies.
3) After you have eaten and are done making the kabobs. Throw the remaining meat, fruits and veggies into a grill basket and cook them. More than likely the raw meat juices have come in contact with the fruits and veggies so be sure to cook them if you want to save them...Otherwise throw them out.

Side suggestions:
Rice Pilaf
Potato salad
Fruit salad
Really you can have anything as a side!

So there you have it! Make your own kabobs! Give them a try and be sure to tell me how they turn out! Happy eating!

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