Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Shish-Kabob

The shish kebab.  Its fun to say, easy to make and fun to eat.  We have no problem getting the kids to eat shrimp, chicken and meat along with many vegetables.

The kebab is orignally a middle eastern dish and usually is lamb and cooked over a flame.  But you can skewer just about anything and cook it over a flame, gas grill or even in the oven.

The big mistake most people make is trying to make a combo skewer with vegetables and meat.  You are going to undercook things like chicken (that's dangerous) or you are going to overcook everything else.

So arange your skewers with like items and afterward you can serve from the skwere so you get a bit of everything.
 
This night we made chicken, shrimp, steak, tomatoes and a veg skwer with zuchinnin, onion and bell pepper.
You can simple season with a bit of salt and pepper.  Add some dipping sauces for fun.  If you have time make a marinade or use a store bought marinade to add flavor.

We used terriyaki sauce for the steak and San-J Gluten free sweet & tangy sauce for the chicken and shrimp.  Heat up your grill and make sure the grill is clean and well oiled.  You can use half an onion dipped in oil to clean, oil and season the grate before you cook.


To have the food cooked and warm at the same time start your chicken and vegetables first, next add your steak and last add the shrimp (they do not take long to cook).

It make for a quick and easy meal.  Have the kids help skewer the tomatoes and veggies (be careful).  You can even make the skewers the night before so making dinner is not a chore during the week.  If you use bamboo skewers be sure to soak them so they do not burn.

Enjoy,

The Un-Gluten Guy
asd

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