Shish kabobs are great for cooking over a campfire or portable grill. Small strips or cubes of meat cook quickly, saving time and fuel. You can marinate the meat ahead of time and transport it pre-cut in a zip-lock bag. You can use a variety of meats and veggies as well as marinades. Our faves are beef sirloin, pork loin, chicken breast or thigh, or shrimp. Follow a theme with the marinade by using Italian dressing, Greek dressing, chimichurri, teriyaki, jerk, etc. Bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and pineapple are all good for grilling.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that veggies typically cook more quickly than meat. The best way to cook them is separately! Put meats and veggies on different skewers so everything cooks to perfection. This is great if you’re feeding meat-eaters as well as vegetarians. You can also use several kinds of meats, like a skewer for beef, one for chicken, and another for shrimp to allow for varying cooking times.
When done, give each person one meat & one veggie skewer. You can also take everything off the skewers and simply serve on a large plate.
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