Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Recipe #111-114: Kebobs!

Nick wasn't overly thrilled when he was tasked with grilling 51 kebobs, of 4 different kinds, for dinner yesterday... but I think he forgot about being stuck outside in hot weather over a 600-700 degree grill once he was able to sit down and eat these.  Between four adults and one kid, we polished off 46 of these with no problem.  SUMMER IS HERE!!  These recipes all came from a book called Simple 1-2-3 Entertaining.

It looks like a lot of food, but we ate nearly all of it...

Recipe #111:  Skewered Beef Strips with Spicy Honey Glaze


1 beef top sirloin steak (about 1lb)... I used very thin sliced "beef for braising"
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/3 cup honey


Slice beef across the grain into 1/4 inch thick strips.  Thread strips onto wooden skewers and place into large glass baking dish.

Prepare grill for direct cooking.  Combine soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and red pepper; pour over skewers and marinate 10 minutes, turning once.  (I prepped these hours earlier instead).  Drain marinade into a small sauce pan; stir in honey and bring to a boil.  Boil 2 minutes to reduce and use as baste while grilling the beef, 3-4 minutes.

Recipe #112:  Sizzling Shrimp


1.5 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup mushrooms, cut into halves
1 red bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2-1 onion cut into 1 inch pieces
1 jar lemon pepper marinade


Arrange shrimp, bell pepper, mushrooms, and onion on skewers.  Place into a glass dish and pour marinade over, reserving a little for basting later.  Let marinate for an hour or more.  Grill shrimp for about 3-4 minutes or as needed on each side, basting with reserved sauce.

Recipe #113:  Herbed Beef Kabobs


0.5-1 bottle Garlic and Herb marinade
1-1.5 pounds boneless beef top sirloin, cut into chunks (I used a london broil)
2 bell peppers, cut into squares
1-2 onions, cut into chunks


Marinate beef chunks in the marinade for at least an hour.  Arrange beef chunks with peppers, mushrooms and onion on skewers.  Grill to desired degree of doneness, about 10-14 minutes.

Recipe #114:  BBQ Corn Wheels


3-4 ears corn on the cob, husked, cleaned, and cut into 1 inch slices
3 bell peppers
3/4 cup bbq sauce
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
Vegetable cooking spray


Arrange corn and peppers on skewers.  Combine bbq sauce, honey, and Worcestershire sauce.  Coat kabobs with vegetable cooking spray.  Grill on greased rack over medium heat for 5 minutes.  Baste with bbq mixture.  Turn and cook 5 more minutes, baste again, until corn is tender.

1 comment:

  1. I eated this!

    This experience changed corn for me. After enjoying this FEAST... way too much food that we ate anyway... I have started cooking my cobb'd kern exposed on the upper rack of a grill. Baste it with non-corn syrup barbecue sauce in the last few minutes and you have a delicacy.

    The meat sticks (rat on a stick) were also devoured.