Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Don't forget Kabobs!

Already, on several occasions this summer, my husband and I have cooked shish kabobs on the grill. They are so much fun to make and eat...and talk about EASY! Simply marinate chicken, shrimp or scallops for an hour. Another method for adding flavor is to apply a dry rub on beef, chicken or scallops. Then pick and choose your favorite vegetables, toss them in a tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper and start lining them up on soaked bamboo skewers. Grill them directly over hot coals for about 3-4 minutes per side and you'll be ready to eat in no time!

Some of our favorite combinations are teriyaki chicken with fresh pineapple, peppers and onions. Sirloin chunks that have been tossed in a seasoned dry rub are excellent paired with zucchini, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. Also, jumbo shrimp and scallop kabobs would be a fun and delicious way to introduce more fish into your diet. For a meatless meal, skewer and grill a variety of your favorite vegetables. The possibilities are endless and limited only by your imagination!

Nutritional Information: The nutritional information per kabob will vary, depending on the type of meat, vegetables and marinades used. But whatever the combination, shish kabobs are typically low in calories, carbohydrate and fat because they are mostly grilled vegetables with a small amount of meat or fish. You can feel good about eating this meal, so enjoy and don't worry about the numbers.

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