Saturday, May 21, 2011


This post is more like a reminder to make this easy, healthy and delicious summer meal.  Why just a reminder? Because you do not need a recipe.  Use whatever veggies you like.  Use whatever kind of meat you like. Use whatever kind of marinade you like.

Here are some helpful tips:
  • Don't forget to soak the skewers in water.  If you do not--the sticks will burn and give your food a charred taste.
  • I personally like to put similar foods on the same skewer.  I do not like to mix meat and vegetables and I like to put vegetables together that will cook in about the same amount of time.  This way, everything gets done perfectly versus having dried out meat and perfectly cooked vegetables.  I know it is not as pretty, but I feel like the result is a bit better.
  • If you can manage to get the vegetable on a skewer, it is probably will work great on the grill. However, not all vegetables are created equal. Dense vegetables like brussels sprouts and potatoes are going to take a lot longer to cook. It might help to bake them a bit first or cut them in half.
  • Make your own marinade, buy a bottled one at the grocery store or just you olive oil and some of your favorite spices.  I like to marinate things for at least 30 minutes before they go on the grill.  If it is a citrus marinade and seafood is involved--I would do even less.
Anyways--have fun and be creative with this summer meal!

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