Cooking food on skewers - from chicken strips to shish kebabs - is a grilling tradition. With a few simple guidelines in mind you'll get great results every time.
Special Equipment/Tools: wooden or metal skewers, pastry brush
If using BBQ to cook, soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes before using. Thread shrimps onto skewers and brush the shrimps with curry paste. Heat skillet or frying pan to medium high heat and spray with canola oil. Place shrimps onto heated pan and cook on each side for 1 to 2 minutes until pink and cooked through. If using a BBQ, lightly brush the shrimps with canola oil before grilling to prevent sticking. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime.
Heat grill on high. After you have done all the chopping, assemble the skewers using 2 pieces of pepper, 1 piece of onion, 3 – 4 pieces of squash, 2 tomatoes, 1 mushroom. Baste with your favorite dressing. When hot, the veggies can be placed right on the grill. Rotate about 4 times for a total of 8 to 10 minutes of cooking.
How to make beef kebabs:
Boil bacon strips 5 minutes, then cut into pieces. Skewer cubed beef tri-tip, onion and bell pepper with cherry tomatoes and the bacon; season with salt and pepper. Grill, basting with a mix of equal parts barbecue sauce and olive oil.