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Skewer Tips For Grilling

Three Skewering Tips

Time Saver When you're ready to get grilling, the last thing you want to do is wait around for wooden skewers to soak in water for 30 minutes. To alleviate this problem, pre-soak a handful of skewers in water. Place the soaked skewers in a plastic bag and then freeze them. The next time you want to grill a kebab, pull out a few frozen skewers and thread them with food, then place the kebabs directly on the grill.

Double Skewer One of the worst things that can happen with grilling is watching your perfectly grilled food fall off the skewer to be consumed by the fire below the grates. Avoid this problem by double skewering foods that tend to spin, such as scallops, chunks of beef, onion pieces, tomatoes, and zucchini. The two skewers help hold the food in place and make it easier to flip the foods on the grill.

Avoid Burnt Ends After soaking wooden skewers in water, wrap the ends in pieces of foil. This helps keep the exposed ends of the skewers from igniting or burning off, and it also creates a built-in handle for turning the kebabs.

Try these handy tips when you prepare Bourbon-Glazed Pork Kebabs, Orange-Saffron Shrimp Kebabs, and Garden Medley Skewers.

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