BBQ skewers

Forgive me reader, for I have sinned, it has been 22 days since my last blogfession. You see, we have been on a internet free vacation and otherwise just sporting a busy summer. Yeah, excuses, excuses…

But here is hopefully a little inspiration for the grill. Succulent, tender, creamy, tangy yoghurt marinated chicken. Hot and sweet chili scampi. Rich and sweet BBQ pork. Crunchy, sweet vegetables…Go get fired up!

I just bought myself a wonderful gas grill. I know, gas will never be as good as coal or wood fired and so on… But at least I use it! A lot! At least if you factor in the Stavanger-weather this summer (utterly preposterous!)… And you can always use wood chips and smoke the meat in a gas grill as well. I´m sold; I´m pushing the gas. Can ya tell?

I had some really good friends all the way from Alabama visiting a little while back. We grilled some lovely skewers (outside) and ate some lovely skewers (inside).

Even though the meat needs to marinate a little while (preferrably overnight for the chicken, and at least a couple of hours for the pork and the scampi), the actual work involved is not much.

Marinade for the chicken fillets (cover with plastic wrap and marinate overnight in the fridge or at least 8-10 hours):
  • yoghurt
  • a little lemon juice
  • salt
  • a pinch of cumin
  • a pinch of dried paprika powder
  • a clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 of an onion, finely chopped

Marinade for the pork tenderloin (marinate at least a couple of hours):

  • BBQ sauce (ehm, from a bottle…)

Marinade for the scampi (marinate at least a couple of hours):

  • Thai sweet chili sauce (again, from a bottle…)
Veggie skewers:
  • plum tomatoes
  • bell peppers
  • red onions
  • squash
  • eggplant
  • mushrooms
  • garlic

Norsk:

Marinade til kyllingen:

  • yoghurt naturell
  • litt sitronsaft
  • salt
  • pepper
  • en klype spisskummin
  • en klype paprikapulver
  • et fedd hvitløk, finhakket
  • 1/4 løk, finhakket
Marinade til svinekjøttet:
  • BBQ saus (fra flaske, eller din egen)
Marinade til scampiene:
  • Thai søt chilisaus (fra flaske)
Grønnsaksspyd:
  • plomme tomater
  • paprika
  • rød løk
  • squash
  • aubergine
  • sopp
  • hvitløk

Cube the meat in as even pieces as you can to ensure even cooking. By having “mono-themed” skewers it is also easier to avoid under-/over cooking.

Cut and skewer the vegetables (leave the tomatoes whole) and brush with olive oil. Then season with salt and pepper.

Start by grilling the chicken and the pork. When they are almost done, put the vegetables on. And at last, put the scampi on. They seriously don´t need long on the grill!

You don´t need much more than this, but here are some serving suggestions: additional BBQ and Thai sweet chili sauce for the pork and the shrimp, some good bread, a lovely aioli, potato salad. Or whatever your heart desires 🙂

Sweet summer greetings,
Karen 🙂

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