Fabulous flavours and a short cooking time make cooking with kebabs popular for BBQ’s.
In this article, you’ll find some tips to help you get the best results with your kebabs, together with some recipes that you can try.
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There are two methods to cook your kebabs; rotisserie or grill. Cooking them on a rotisserie does give an all round even cook, so where possible use a rotisserie BBQ. However, for some of the softer foods such as fish and soft vegetables, the grill method is better, although you will need to pay attention to your grill rather more than your rotisserie.
Another advantage of using kebabs for a BBQ event is that they can all be prepared in advance, so all you have to do when your guests arrive is load the rotisserie or grill and in 10 to 15 minutes you can be ready to serve. Then, if you have a lot of guests another batch can be cooked very quickly.
Kebab cooking also handles some delicate foods like seafood very well. Salmon for example, comes off a kebab perfectly cooked and not dried out.
For your rotisserie BBQ, you will need proper steel skewers. Here’s a tip to stop the food spinning on the skewer. Cut a potato into medium sized chunks. Place one piece of potato onto your kebab skewer, taking care to pierce it through the skin. Now load your food and then put another piece of potato at the end of the kebab skewer. Gently squeeze the potato pieces towards the centre (not too much or you will crush the food). This will prevent spinning.
For grilling, please use wooden skewers. Steel skewers will get hot and you risk burning your fingers. With wooden skewers, soak them in cold water for at least 30 minutes. This will stop them burning.