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Kabobs-Another Word For Dinner On A Stick

Kabobs-Another Word For Dinner On A Stick
by Sherry Frewerd

Cookout season is just around the corner and everyone is anxiously awaiting the smoky aroma that wafts throughout the neighborhood when families fire up their barbeque grills. Hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks and chicken - we all enjoy the traditional favorites of grilling, but how about spicing up your barbeque lineup with some fun and delicious Kabobs? Nothing is more convenient or festive than kabobs.

You can select from chunks of marinated beef or chicken with some yummy fresh veggies or fruit nicely seared over the coals. However you 'stick it', kabobs are a great choice for both family and entertaining.

Here's a couple of delicious kabob recipes to try out this summer:

Steak and Veggie Kabobs
? cup dry white wine 1 clove garlic, crushed ? tsp salt ? c vegetable oil or olive oil 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 2 tbsp chili sauce 1 tbsp vinegar ? tsp dried whole oregano ? tsp dried whole thyme 2 lbs boneless sirloin steak cut into 1 ? inch pieces ? lb fresh mushroom caps 2 large green peppers, cut into 1 ? inch pieces 1 pint cherry tomatoes 4 small yellow squash, cut into 1 inch thick pieces

Combine the first 9 ingredients. Add meat; cover and marinate at least 2 hours in the refrigerator, turning meat occasionally. Remove meat from marinade, reserving marinade. Alternate meat and veggies on skewers. Grill over medium coals 10-15 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, basting with marinade. Serves 5.

Marinated Lamb Kabobs
2 lbs boneless lamb 1 onion, diced 1/3 c diced green pepper 1/2 c dry red wine 1/4 c olive oil 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp sage 1/8 tsp dry mustard 1/8 tsp dried whole oregano

Remove fell (the tissue like covering) from lamb, if necessary; cut meat into 1 inch cubes and set aside. Combine the remaining 8 ingredients in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Add lamb; cover and marinate overnight in refrigerator. Remove meat from marinade, reserve liquid. Cook marinade in small saucepan until heated. Place meat on skewers. Grill about 6 inches from medium coals for 15 minutes or until done, turning and basting often with marinade. Serves 6.

About the Author
Sherry Frewerd publishes 'Family Crock Pot Recipes' http://familycrockpotrecipes.com where you can find quick and easy slow cooker recipes to simplify your life. For delicious gourmet seasonings and spices visit Watkins Online at http://watkinsonline.com/sherryfrewerd


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