Easy to make and always delicious when tailgating, shish kabobs are the perfect way to serve up a lot of different tasty foods into wonderful tiny bite size bits… and hey, you gotta love food on a stick!
So… How do you make great tailgating kabobs?
Here are some simple Tips and Tricks you can use while tailgating:
A) When using wooden skewers, make sure to soak in water at least 30 minutes prior to grilling to prevent burning… oh and using two sticks per kabob can make handling fragile food like fruit, much easier to turn while grilling.
B) For added flavor, you can always marinate your ingredients in a sauce before putting them on the grill. Some great ideas include lemon garlic, sweet & sour, teriyaki, honey mustard, or even salad dressing. You can buy a ton of ready-made marinades from your local grocery store.
C) Meat on one stick, Veggies on another. Yeah… I know it really looks cool to mix the veggies between the meat, but I have found it works out best if you separate your kebabs exclusively into meat (which take longer to cook) or vegetable skewers. This will allow you to grill each set of ingredients evenly without over-cooking or under-cooking. The exception to this rule is probably shrimp (well… it’s really more of a guideline than a rule), which doesn’t need to be on the grill very long at all, so cooking them on the same skewer as you cook the veggies works out actually quite well.
D) Don’t forget about fruit! It is amazing how good apples or peaches can be on the grill. Slices of Lemon or Mandarin Oranges or even grapes, really add flavor when you add them to your shrimp skewers.
Bottom line… don’t hesitate to improvise or try something new!
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