Hot Summer Grilling Ideas and Tips
One thing is hot this season is skewers. A lot of chefs and home cooks are giving the skewer a sophisticated makeover.
Whether it’s a spicy chicken with chillies, sweet scallops with peppers or fragrant lamb with preserved lemon one ting is for sure there will be no cutlery is necessary.
Tips and ideas when cooking with skewers:
When using wooden skewer, make sure you soak them before you cook.
Skewers can be done ahead of time: simply marinate overnight
Experiment with different mediums such as rosemary or lemon grass to skewer meats or vegetables
Create a colorful contrast and flavor by adding cherry tomatoes, peppers or mushrooms between layers of meat
Create a grilled dessert by skewering pieces of your favorite fruit
“Double up” use 2 skewers so that it is easy to cook and the meat will not roll over when flipping.
Do not have a grill a cast iron char grills with handles which fit over two burners is perfect for those crosshatch lines on grilled meat, seafood and veggies.
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