Today is Memorial day, that means two things. Beer and summer. With these two things follows a close third, grilled food. While you could serve some damn good burgers, why not step it up and throw your buddies for a loop and serve some kebabs that’ll make them go WHAT?!
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp spicy mustard
- 2 tbsp Italian dressing
- 2 tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 sprigs of rosemary, chopped
- 1 sprig of sage, chopped
- 2 sprigs of thyme
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 1 package of beef “kebab meat” from your megamart or large diced chicken breast
- 2 bell peppers (I used red and yellow for sweetness)
- 1 medium sized onion
- Start by combining all the ingredients, except the meat, bell peppers, and onions, in your small mixing bowl and whisking well to combine. The mustard will help emulsify everything creating a slightly thick and homogeneous mixture.
- Place your meat in your marinading container and dump the mixture overtop and let sit for at least one hour.
- Large dice your peppers and onions. Cut the peppers into 1″ squares. Take the onion and cut off the ends and cut it in half and peel the outer skin off. Cut the peeled onions in half horizontally then cut the quarters into three large pieces.
- Skewer the meat, onions, and peppers. Make sure to use TWO skewers for each kebab. Using two will make sure the food cannot spin on the skewers, making it much easier to handle on the grill.
- Get your grill nice and hot and place down your kebabs. Let them grill for about three minutes per side, cooking on four sides total. When you turn the kebabs move them to an unused portion of the grill so that they get good markings. Feel free to flip back and forth between the two halves of your grill. Cook longer or shorter, depending on your preferred doneness. Three minutes per side will result in roughly medium-well steak kebabs or fully cooked chicken kebabs.
- Serve with rice, veggies, or whatever you like.
This simple kebab marinade and recipe can be made with the most basic ingredients found in almost any American home. Its perfect on the grill and a great way to twist up your Memorial Day and keep your buddies happy. Eat well. Drink well. Support your troops. Be happy.
God bless America and keep on cookin’.