Kabobs just the way you like ‘em.
It’s summertime, baby! Well, almost summertime anyway…and that means it’s time to call all your friends over and fire up that grill. Whether you use gas or charcoal, there’s nothing quite like cooking your meal outdoors over an actual flame.
The only problem is, once you have that grill lit, how do you decide what to put on it? There are just so many choices and so many preferences! There’s always the classic hamburgers and hot dogs, or a grilled steak, chicken, shrimp…and let’s not forget about the abundance of veggies you can grill up, like bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes. Heck, even pineapple and little baby potatoes. So what type of entrée will you choose?
Well, if you’re me, you don’t. You have a little bit of everything, and create a build-your-own kabob bar for your friends, and let them customize their own meal!
Prepping this Build Your Own Kabob Bar takes a little bit of planning, but not too much. All you have to do is whip up a simple marinade with some sweet, tangy Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce & Marinade, and marinate all the meats in it! This will give your ingredients a wonderful, charred-sweet surface when you get them on the grill.You can steep your meat of choice a whole day ahead of time, or just pop them in the fridge for half an hour while you chop up all the veggies the day you plan on grilling. Then lay everything out with some bamboo skewers, and let the grilling begin!
Build Your Own Kabob Bar
Let’s make the marinade! Start by mixing together 2 tablespoons of Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce per serving of meat, 2-3 garlic cloves minced, and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil per serving of meat.
Marinate meats and shrimp separately in the Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce and oil mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 mins and up to 24 hours. I used sealable plastic bags. You can flatten them out easily so the marinade covers all the meat, and it makes for an easy clean up!
Pre-heat the grill so it is ready for your guests to start grilling! Place meats, shrimp, and veggies in individual bowls and set out buffet style. What I used was a variety of bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, baby potatoes, cherry tomatoes, pineapple and zucchini!
Instruct your guests to skewer their own kabobs.
Grill kabobs directly over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, turning 1/4 rotation every 2 to 3 minutes, or until the meat and/or fish is cooked throughout. After each rotation, brush kabobs with the Kikkoman marinade mixture to keep veggies and meats nice and juicy!
Enjoy your kabob creation!
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