Before you get to the meat, try these Marinated Veggie Skewers on for size!
Spring is finally starting to show it’s beautiful face and I for one could not be happier. I love walking outside, in a light jacket, and seeing the buds on the trees and flowers beginning to bloom. Everyone’s step seems to be just a bit lighter too – probably because we’re not wearing gigantic winter boots, but you know what I’m saying.
With Spring comes BBQ season and for me, these marinated veggie skewers are a great way to break the bbq in. I busted the cover off my BBQ last night and it felt oh so good. I love grilling my meats, veggies and even fruit! It adds such a rich and smoky flavour to food, you can’t help but love it.
This month’s recipe is inspired by Chef Michael Smith. Anyone who know’s me knows I love him. He was kind enough to let me interview him a few years ago because he’s just that awesome. Read the interview here.
His recipe uses steak and is absolutely incredible but I have found that it is just as delicious using a skewer of vegetables. You can use whatever veggies you like but just be sure to choose ones that can stand up to the grill’s intense heat. I wouldn’t, for example, choose cucumber here. The water content is too high and frankly, I think it would be pretty gross.
Wash your chosen vegetables and cut them into uniform pieces, approx. 1 inch
Whisk together your marinade ingredients in a large bowl.
Throw in your vegetables and toss until everything is evenly coated.
Place them onto your skewers alternating the veggies so that nothing repeats. It’s just prettier this way.
Grill your veggies for about 15 minutes on med-high, turning them and watching closely to avoid burning. Try not to flip them too often as some of your softer veggies may start to fall off.
Brush with any remaining marinade before serving.
Serve while hot and enjoy!!
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