Sunday, March 6, 2011

Shrimp, Steak, and Chicken kabobs

If you told me a month ago that I was going to post a recipe with shrimp, I think I would laugh at you.  The only way I have eaten shrimp was if it is coated in batter and coconut and fried.  Well, luckily, my mom and brothers came over for dinner recently, and she left a few shrimp in my fridge.  We also had a chicken breast, a couple of steaks, shrimp, mushrooms, and pineapple in the fridge.  Sounds like a kabobin' good time to me!  We threw in some onions, red peppers, and zuchinni in the mix, and they were a delight!  There's nothing quite like kabobs, and now that I know how delicious grilled shrimp can be, we might be using this recipe more and more often as the weather gets warmer.  Needless to say, I tried the shrimp, and I love those darn things!  Thanks goodness for moms leaving shrimp in the fridge. 

Shrimp, Steak, and Chicken Kabobs:
Source for shrimp marinade: BBQ USA by Steven Raichlen

Shrimp marinade:
3 T chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T olive oil
2 T lime juice
course salt and cracked pepper

Olive oil
BBQ rub of your choice

Store-bought marinade for the chicken (I used a Garlic-Herb with Lemon marinade)

chicken breast, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
steak, cut into 2 inch chunks
pinapple chunks
onion, cut into large chunks
zuchinni, sliced
red pepper, seeds removed, cut into squares
whole mushrooms

Combine all the marinade ingredients for the shrimp and add the shrimp.  Let it marinate for a couple of hours.

 Add some olive oil and BBQ rub.  Place the steak chunks in there and toss to coat well.  If you don't have a BBQ rub, you can use salt and pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and a little brown sugar.  If you're not comfortable with just throwing random spices in a bowl, you can Google "BBQ rub," and you should come up with a lot of options.  Let this marinate for a couple of hours.
 Add the store-bought marinade to the chicken and toos to coat.  This only needs to marinate for 30 mintues. When I did it, I left it marinating for the same time as the steak and shrimp, and it turned out fine. 

Add the meat and whatever else you'd like onto a skewer.  Grill it on a preheated grill on medium-high heat.  I cooked mine for about 6 minutes per side.  It's done whenever the chicken is cooked through.  

Here is the finished product.

 Remove from the skewers and serve. 
I served this with creamy macaroni and cheese, corn on the cob, and fruit salad.


  1. Yum! I tried these and loved it.

    1. I'm glad you liked them! Everyone knows that food on a stick is so much better.