The other day I made my first kabobs, and they turned out so well, I wanted to share the delight with you! :) I have a "unique" style of cooking, in that I rarely follow a recipe exactly. Therefore, my directions may not be perfectly clear, since I tend to have this "free-style cooking." I hope it's still clear enough so that you can enjoy the results!
I used a steak marinade from Kim Cahill's "Cooking for a Crowd" recipe book, (which was some fabulous recipes in it, by the way!)
Here's her marinade recipe:
Oil 1/4 cup
Lemon juice 2 T
Worcestershire sauce 1 T
Mustard 1 T.
Soy Sauce 2 T
Liquid smoke 1/4 tsp.
Garlic, minced 1 tsp. (1 clove)
Chili powder 1 1/2 tsp
Pepper, fine 1/2 tsp.
Onion powder 1/4 tsp
Combine all ingredients. Stir with whisk. Pour over meat. Toss to distribute evenly. Cover and marinate in fridge for 8-24 hours.
Traditionally, kabobs have the meat and vegetables alternated on the same stick, and cooked at the same time, but I did it a little differently, thanks to a tip from my sister. I put meat and vegetables on separate skewers, and cooked them separately, that way, I didn't have to deal with that terrible cooking mistake of overcooked vegetables! :P
You should start with about 2 1/3 lbs of meat, cut into 1 1/2" cubes. Marinate the meat fro 8-24 hours.
Put several pieces of meat onto each wooden skewer, and place on a cookie sheet.
(I did mine in the oven, since we don't have a barbecue yet.)
Cook at 400 for 15-20 minutes, turn halfway through.
Red Pepper 1" cubes
Yellow Pepper 1" cubes
Orange Pepper 1" cubes
small onions 1" cubes
(these were just the ones I used, you can be so creative with the vegetables, and use a ton of different types! Zucchini, squash, even radishes are good :)
I tossed the vegetables in olive oil, basil, oregano, salt, and a bit of granulated garlic. I then placed them on the skewers, and cooked them for about 10-15 minutes at 400
(another favorite dish of mine!)
Cut potatoes into approximately 1 " cubes. Soak for between 20 minutes to 1 hour, if you have time.
Drain. Toss potatoes with olive oil, garlic, pepper, chili powder, salt, parmesan cheese, and whatever else you like.
Place in a 9x13 glass baking pan.
Cook at 350 until done (approximately 45 minutes) Increase heat to 400 if you're in a hurry. :P