HOT Tips for Kebab Success
Soak bamboo skewers for at least 10 minutes before you use them, to prevent them from burning.
Add a small ball of aluminum foil on the tip of the bamboo skewer to keep it from charring.
Spray the loaded skewers generously on all sides with cooking spray before grilling to keep them from sticking to the grill grates.
Blot marinated meats on paper towels before skewering.
Don’t overload the skewers; leave room for air to circulate so cooking will be even.
Use a thin slice of cucumber, green pepper or red onion to separate skewered pieces of protein. The result looks good, and it helps ensure the pieces will cook through evenly.
Loading each skewer with only one kind of food gives you more control. You don’t have to worry about different ingredients that may be done at different times.
Use long tongs and a wad of paper towels dipped in vegetable oil to grease the grill grates before each new batch of skewers is added to the grill.
Turn skewers frequently on the grill to ensure even cooking.