Kabob Me!

You know it's summer when the grill is all you need! Yesterday, after a lot of exercising and yard work, manfriend and I decided kabobs would be the perfect dinner option. It was a first for me, so I popped by Food Network to check out a few of their videos on kabobs. Here's a good basics video.

And the how to:
1. Start up that grill!

2. Soak your skewers in water for 20-30 min

3. Chop large chunks of...
-red onion
-bell pepper
-fresh pineapple

You can also add mushrooms, tomatoes, shrimp, asparagus tips, etc.

4. Marinate your chicken in bbq sauce or other desired sauce for 30+ min.

5. Now the fun part...assembly! Add all of your items to create a fun colorful meal on a stick!

I also wanted to grill up some asparagus w/ e.v.o., sea salt and cracked pepper.

6. When your grill is at medium heat, place the kabobs on, cooking each side 3-4 minutes. The asparagus needs a bit more time depending on your desired level of crunchiness.

7. Now get to work! The pineapple made these kabobs amazing. I highly recommend snagging a fresh pineapple. Last night was also my first time cutting a pineapple. There's a first time for everything.

On a side note, if you have a TJ's near you, I recommend picking up some of this pomegranate green tea. It has the perfect amount of sweetness.

What's your favorite summer meal/food to make? I'm looking forward to whipping up some cold pasta salads. My fav includes rainbow spiral noodles, green pepper, red onion, olives, chopped salami and a vinagrette dressing.


Anonymous said…
Grilled, FRESH, Pineapple definitely makes Kabobs summer-sweet and delicious :) Nice choice, those look beautiful!

My fave summer foods are fresh Melons - watermelon or cantaloupe. Mmmm
Yum. I am envious of your grill! I am not allowed to have one at my condo. :(

My favorite summer meal is probably grilled shrimp. I like to season it with salt, pepper, and cumin. Mmm. It's delish.

These are by no means fancy, but I also love these grill packs that my mom makes in the summer. It's just a foil pack of whatever you want. It's nice because everyone can customize their own. I like peppers, onions, mushrooms, carrots, celery, and then a little ground turkey. My mom calls them 'hobo meals' for some reason. We make them on busy weekends when she doesn't feel like doing dishes!
Run Jess Run said…
Brats. I think it's the German in me...

And if you have metal skewers, don't forget to give them a good ol' spray of Pam or you'll never get your dinner off the skewers (I learned that the hard way!!).

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