Kabobs | Getting Your Grill On
Kabobs are one of the most versatile dinners possible. With what seems like unlimited options of veggies and meats, they make for the perfect summer time dinner.
Tonight, for our Getting Your Grill On recipe, I’m going to share my absolute favorite way to prepare kabobs. They include an assortment of peppers, red onion, steak, and shrimp!
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Gather all of your ingredients and get your grill going. I like to get my ingredients together at the very beginning of prep so that I’m not going back and forth to the fridge over and over. Crank that grill up high so that you can get a great sear on the kabobs.
Step 2: Cut your steak into bite size pieces and rinse your shrimp. At this point you can take all of the shells off of your shrimp (Because I wanted to get my dinner done quickly, I skipped the shelling process.) Once your meat is ready, get it into the marinade of your choice. Tonight I chose a Mrs. Dash teriyaki marinade. (I love Mrs. Dash seasonings and marinades because they are salt free but still deliver a GREAT flavor!)
Step 3: While your meat is soaking up some flavor, go ahead and cut all of your veggies into bite size pieces. Tonight I used 1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow, and 1 orange pepper along with half of a red onion.
Step 4: Turn your grill down to about 550 degrees. Get those veggies onto your skewers! They will take longer to cook so it is important to skewer them before messing with your meat! I like to lightly spray the finished veggie kabobs with olive oil and then get them onto the grill.
Step 5: We are ready to skewer our marinated meats. I put all of my steak onto their own skewers and the shrimp onto their own as well. The steak will take a minute or two longer than the shrimp to cook (2 1/2-3 minutes per side for medium rare) so it is important to keep them separated.
Step 6: Add your steak kabobs to the grill. You should hear a nice sizzle as they touch the grill. DON’T MOVE THEM AROUND! You want to leave them alone so that they get nice grill marks. Hello flavor! Turn your veggie kabobs and then add your shrimp.
Step 7: Turn your steak. By the time you have them flipped over, it will be time to flip your shrimp (1 1/2 minutes per side).
Step 8: Remove your shrimp from the grill first since they take the least amount of time to cook. Next remove your steak, and finally your veggies. I let mine rest for at least 5 minutes to insure that they keep their juices inside!
You’re ready to eat! How simple was that!?
Let me know some of your favorite meat and vegetable kabob combinations! What marinades or seasonings do you like!?