FYI, you’ve been making your shish kebabs wrong. Don’t believe me? Well if you’ve been stacking meat and veggies onto the same skewer, then this will rock your world: You should NEVER mix ingredients on a single skewer, because each has a different cook time and it’s basically impossible to get everything cooked perfectly if it’s all jumbled together. Yup, I can see the lightbulb from here: “Oh THAT’S why my peppers always burn!”
And since I’m on the subject, here are four more tips to get it just right:
- Always cut the ingredients to about the same size.
- Marinate before you skewer—messy but you get better flavor.
- Cook meats ¾ way through on one side before flipping (less sticking!).
- Let meat rest on the skewer before serving, so you’re pulling the skewer out once they’ve finished cooking.
Got it? Now, scroll down for a great Thai Lime & Basil marinade that works with chicken, beef and pork.
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