4th of July: KabobsPosted: July 2, 2013
As you’re preparing for your 4th of July festivities, and maybe some 4th of July entertaining, I wanted to share one of my favorite 4th of July meals: shish-kabobs!
I love shish kabobs for a summer crowd, not only are they a great grilling alternative if your bored with burgers and hot dogs but guest’s get to have fun personalizing their own meal. 24 hours before you’re ready to grill, start marinating you’re meat. A good long marinating time is the key to tasty flavorful bites! You can create you’re own marinades/rubs but if you’d like an easier option, just head down the marinating aisle at the grocery store and pick what sounds good. I usually try to get a good variety of flavors (pictured above: Baja lime chicken, Southwest chicken, lemon pepper chicken, Montreal Steak, & rock salt steak) and label them so guests can mix and match as they like. Marinate overnight or 24 hours in the fridge, chop some veggies (onions, bell peppers, small potatoes, tomatoes, anything you like!), add some skewers, and line up on a serving table near a grill for an easy and tasty meal!
*Remember to change plates in between placing a raw skewer and a cooked skewer to avoid the bacterias that raw meats carry. Remind guests as well!
*You can get creative and grill all kinds of yummy things, throw some apples in for a sweet flavor, sausage for something spicy, pineapple…the options are endless!
Happy 4th of July all!