Thursday, August 28, 2008

Shish Kabobs

We decided to try out a dinner group with some friends on Sunday nights. This was our trial run and we made shish kabobs. They were sooooooo good (minus the few pieces that were too small and tasted like charcoal) These are easy to make, anybody could do it...honestly!

Shish Kabobs

Meat (steak, chicken or pork)

Assortment of veggies (peppers, onions, mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini, tomatoes, etc.)

Pineapple (my personal fav.)


Put skewers in water to soak. This helps to prevent them from burning. Allow them to soak for a good 30 minutes. I need a few extra and only soaked them for a couple minutes. Bad idea....they burned.

Cut meat into 1-1 1/2 inch cubes, keep as uniform in size as possible so that they will cook evenly. You can just use the meat plain or stick it in a marinade for 30 minutes.

Wash and cut veggies in chunks about the same size as your meat. Do the same with the pineapple...minus the washing part.

Some people like to put meat and veggies on one skewer to cook. I do not choose this method because you either get a kabob with perfect veggies and raw meat or perfect meat and burnt veggies. So if you like either of those options feel free to do so. I like to put all the meat on one skewer and everything else on another. Then everything is perfect! You can space meat and veggies out on the skewer or pack them on there. It doesn't really matter, it will cook either way.

Once they are ready, throw them on the grill. Turn them periodically so that each side gets cooked nicely. Its not a lot of work but it sure tastes great!


Sara J Low said...

These Kabobs were fantastic by the way! You did a great job!

Esther said...

Dang! This totally reminded me of our absolutely fantastic kabobs for Erin's bday thing up in the canyon! Were these as good as those?! Man, those were good . . . and we had super cool pictures of them! ;)