Posts Tagged ‘kebab skewers’
With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s that time of year where I try to find some fun and creative meal ideas that differ from the traditional staples that one would expect to see on the dinner table. With that in mind, I have decided that my contribution to my family get together this holiday season will be a kebab medley prepared outside on the grill while the rest, my family crowds around in the kitchen.
Kebab may refer to various meat dishes originating in the Middle East, but for simplicity reasons in this article when I say kebab, I am referring to shish kebabs that are prepared on skewers. Kebabs can be as easy or as complicated as you would like to make them, and most meats, marinades, and vegetables are suitable to work with, so there is a lot of room for creativity when putting them together. One of my favorite things about kebabs is that they are very easy to make if you follow a few simple guidelines.
Regardless of what meat and vegetable combinations you are planning to use, the key is to make sure everything is cut into uniform pieces. Nothing is worse than your first bite of chicken being too dry and then biting into a piece that’s raw in the middle on your next. Try to cut your meat into approximately one inch square pieces and do the same with whatever vegetables you decide to use.