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!