April 13 (again) -- K...is for Kebab

Yay, it is A-Z Challenge once again!  And I really thought yesterday's the 13th! Arrrgh! Letter J's supposed to be 12th! Anyhow, that was still Monday (does it count?).

Today's featured letter is K.

K...is for Kebab

Delicious, mouth-watering kebab is my all time favorite! Every time my friends have a night out, we make it a point to check out  restaurants that serve them  (especially along Libis and Marikina area). Since I love this food so much, I have learned how to make it.

Basically, this is just marinated lean meat (beef, lamb, chicken, pork) or shrimp/ fish skewered together with your choice vegetables and grilled.

For meats, I normally choose beef or chicken. I marinate at least 8 hours (or leave overnight in the ref) with
kikoman soysauce, local "calamnsi", crushed garlic, oyster sauce and pepper to taste, basil ( if available), bay leaf, half cup of gin or vodka--optional, 1/4 cup tonic --optional mixed all together. Sometimes, when I feel extravagant, I put olive oil in the mixture).

You can use also squid, shrimp or fish,the best are "maya-maya" (snapper) and "lapu-lapu" (Phillipine grouper) and salmon. No need the marinade, just season with salt and pepper with basil/oregano. Just make sure the fish/ seafood is fresh.

As for the veggies, I use white onions (puting sibuyas) , bell peppers, brocolli heads. Dont forget the tomatoes!

Do not throw away the marinade just yet!

Skewer them using metal skewers or the local BBQ sticks. As you grill over medium heat ( as I hate too burned food, especially grilled), brush the meat with the marinade to keep it moist.

And voila! You can pair it with rice or bread. Or none at all! It's best shared over beer, among friends!

4 pinky-swear friends shared a thought or two...:

Kathleen said...

I love kebabs but haven't had them in a long time. Thanks for the reminder of a great recipe. Found you through the A to Z Challenge.


This sounded mouth watering first thing in the moring. excellent post.


Anonymous said...

We have already made kebabs on the grill a few times this spring... SO quick and easy! I'll have to try out your marinade. We like to add mushrooms to ours along with the onion and red peppers (I'm not a huge fan of green papper). Pineapple is great on the grill too if you have chicken.

Raquel Byrnes said...

I need to break out my bamboo skewers and make my famous fruit kebabs for the kids. Great post.