Kabobs are one of those dinners that get lost in the shuffle for me. And, it’s really unfortunate because there’s so much to love about them. So, I’m on a mission to change that! I also just found a zillion wooden skewers in my kitchen.
Mostly though, kabobs are the ideal summer dinner. Simple, and low-maintanence + so much great flavor. Pick your favorite meat, your favorite marinade, chop up a bunch of veggie, load up a few sticks and fire up the grill.
Wooden vs. Metal Skewers?
You can certainly use either, but prefer I stick with wooden skewers for Beef Kabobs. Metal skewers get pretty hot when you cook with them, so they also cook the meat on the inside. This is ideal when you’re cooking meats, like chicken or pork, that you want thoroughly cooked through. But, if you’re shooting for medium-rare char-grilled cubes of beef, wooden skewers work better.
If you’re worried about wooden skewers not being sturdy enough, I suggest doubling up and using two skewers for each kabob.
Served with a side of simply dressed greens, and perhaps an ear of sweet corn on the cob, Cumin Scented Beef Kabobs are a perfect summer dinner.