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Shish Kebabs!

In a fit of extreme indolence and laziness I bought pre-assembled and skewered beef loin top sirloin shish kebab from my local Public food store.  I wondered what that offering would be like, and I wanted to try kebabs on my BGE.  My wife would have been horrified about my buying the assembled kebabs, but currently she is out of town.  So I went the easy route. 

I transferred the skewered meat and veggies from the wooden skewer to the flexible fire wire that I was dying to try.  I marinaded the kebabs for an hour in a dish with a sauce on the shelf at Public's called 'World Harbors Jamaican Style Jerk Marinade and Sauce'.  (Again the wife would be horrified, she has a spectacular marinade for kebabs!)

At about 400 degrees raised direct (Woo3), it took about 15 minutes to reach the rare temperature for beef (thanks thermapen!), and I opened it up for a couple of minutes to get a glaze happening.  GREAT results, and very easy which is what I was after.  And I have a whole skewer left over for tomorrow.

At this time I don't see any advantage to the fire wire over a bamboo skewer, but maybe for bigger cooks it would be an advantage.  I probably won't bother with the fire wire skewers in the future, live and learn...


no, not -that- one!


  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,215
    Nice, Kabobs, a family favourite - veggies and meat on a stick!
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 1,111
    I thought the big draw for the FireWire was that they're flexible, so you can bend them and fit more stuff onto a smaller surface. For this cook that's not really an issue, plenty of room in all directions. 


    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    Looks good to me. Feel free to send me the fire wire skewers and I will take care of them .



     LBGE,SBGE, and a mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,523
    That looks good
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,651
    Fire wire is great for when you have a full grill.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,537
    Very nice.  I do separate meat and veggies because of different cooking times.  Did everything cook OK all together?

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • Every thing cooked together, veggies tender but not mushy, still crisp.
    no, not -that- one!
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,215
    Very nice.  I do separate meat and veggies because of different cooking times.  Did everything cook OK all together?
    Doc - Larger pepper and onion slices work OK if crisp, mushrooms left whole, not so much. If the veggies will not cook in the same time, I nuke them, microwaves are great to get them started. Mushrooms slip on the stick without splitting if they are slightly cooked. 
    Tomatoes I can never get right, I put those on a different stick. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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