Kebabs or Brochettes
This is an easy one for anyone in the family to make. Just be sure raw meat requires clean hands at all times. Many nationalities have their own variation of Kebabs or Brochettes. A great Quesadilla is one brochette in a tortilla with a little cheese. Easy and really good.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
- 1 pound beef chicken, lamb, tofu, fish, shrimp (cut into 1 inch squares)
- 16+ bamboo sticks
- bell pepper any color (cut in about a 1 inch piece)
- 1 red onion (cut in about a 1 inch thick slice pieces)
- 16 mushrooms cut in half if large
- 20 cherry tomatoes,
- 1 pineapple (cut in about a 1 inch piece)
- 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
- fresh rosemary
- 2-3 garlic cloves minced
- 3 Tbsp 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup onion (minced)
- 1 Tbsp parsley (minced)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup olive oil
Trim away any fat around the edge of the meat. Cut the beef, chicken, lamb, or fish, (leave shrimp whole) or tofu into small 2 inch cubes. Place each type of meat or fish or tofu, in a separate ceramic or glass dish. Make the marinade with remaining ingredients, add the marinade to soak one or two hours.
Cut vegetables into strips. Leave tomatoes and mushrooms whole. Marinade in a separate bowl for one or two hours. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook for at least an hour or more.
Turn the meat every so often in the sauce. While the ingredients marinade soak bamboo sticks in water.
Thread the beef, chicken, lamb, or fish, leave shrimp whole or tofu onto the skewers alternate with vegetables.
Cook kebabs on a pre-heated barbecue grill or in a broiler or a large skillet with a little oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, turning until cooked – don't overcook the meat or it will be tough.
Notes: Remember that the larger the meat cubes, the longer they will take to cook. Check carefully to assure they are totally done. Fish and shrimp and tofu cook more quickly.