Friday, July 20, 2012

Build-Your-Own Kebabs

Food on a stick isn't just for the fair!

I was just paging through a few magazines, trying to thin out the pile, and I found a great list of ingredients to combine for kebabs.  Kebabs are fab for parties - you can have big platters of ingredients, and people can put together their own combinations.  I love that this particular list of ingredients includes foods that are either already cooked or don't need to be, so you don't need to worry about cross-contamination like you might with raw chicken or beef.  If you want to go that route, marinate the chunks of meat in advance, and then have a hand-washing station for guests once they've skewered their meats. 

Here's a list to get your started - just pick a variety of ingredients you'd like to try, put out a pile of skewers, a mister with some evoo, some salt & pepper, and have some fun!

slices of baguette
fresh mozzarella balls
cubed Halloumi cheese (it's kind of like Feta, and it's good for grilling)
grape tomatoes
zucchini rounds
mushrooms
pineapple chunks
watermelon cubes
cantaloupe cubes
sliced bell peppers (red, yellow, orange)
sweet onion wedges (or red onion)
baby red potatoes (pre-cooked)
sliced chicken sausage (pre-cooked)

For a fun twist on dessert, put out cubes of brownies and pound cake, all kinds of fruits, and then have a fruit dip or chocolate to drizzle over the grilled kebabs.  Yum!

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