Grilling Time: 20 Minutes
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Where to Cook: Upper or Lowers Grate
- 20 Skewer sticks (2-3 per person)
- 2 lb. steak, pork, or boneless chicken breasts
- 1 large green bell pepper
- 1 large red pepper
- 15-20 whole mushrooms, 1" diameter
- 20-30 cherry tomatoes
- 1 large white onion (or 10-15 baby onions)
- other fruits or veggies (try experimenting)
- Dakota Grills Country Seasoning™
- Montreal Steak Seasoning (or other coarse seasoning)
- (optional) olive oil or vegetable oil
- (optional) 1 jalapeño or other hot pepper
- Set the grill temperature for 320°F (although preheating isn't necessary, it will speed you up).
- Wash peppers and cut into approximate 1" squares. If using hot peppers, cut into small rings.
- Wash mushrooms and tomatoes. Wash onion and cut chunks that are roughly 1" with the grain.
- (Do not cut the 1" chunks against the grain or they will fall apart when you attempt to skewer them.)
- Cube the steak, pork, or chicken into 1" chunks, but set aside one chunk that is 1" by 3" or larger.
- Sprinkle your favorite seasonings on the meat cubes — don't be bashful.
- Place a pepper square on the skewer first to stop other items from sliding off. Alternate each of the items until the skewer is full, and cap with a pepper.
- Repeat for the other skewers. Optionally brush oil onto the veggies and sprinkle with seasoning.
- Place skewers on the grill, stick the meat probe 1.5" into the larger meat chunk and place it on the grill next to the skewers; be sure to plug the probe into the grill.
- Set the probe temperature to safely cook the meat (140°F for med-rare steak, 145-160°F for pork, 165-170°F for poultry, or 180°F for brats).
- Grilling time is approximately 20 minutes. Serve with salt, pepper, and both seasonings.
- Prepare at least 6 different items for skewering (this adds flavor and variety).
- Cheap cuts of meat are fine; they will become somewhat tender. (Attempt to remove most of the fat and gristle while cubing.)
- Space permitting, save time by allowing guests to create their own skewers.
- Sandwich meat cubes between tomato and onion for synergistic flavor.
- Experiment with different fruits, vegetables, meats, and seasonings (shrimp, celery, tofu, pineapple, zucchini, etc.) to create your own distinctive flavor.
This recipe was submitted by: Kathy Sorenson of Dakota Grills, LLC