With spring drawing ever closer and temperature already beginning to climb in much of the country, homeowners everywhere are starting to consider breaking out their grills in an effort to welcome in the warm weather. Others have had their grills out the entire time, often braving the weather for that delicious taste that only a grill can impart to food.
If you’ve been following along with our recent series that’s entitled “Buy a Propane Tank and Start Cooking,” you may have even been tempted to break out the grill yourself! And we sure hope that’s the case because the recipes we’ve been sharing with you are so simple and so delicious that we believe you’ll be adding them to your list of great recipes.
The purpose of our “Buy a Propane Tank and Start Cooking” series is to do exactly what we said above–provide our readers with incredible recipes that are incredibly simple to make, but still taste insanely good. We’ve gone over everything from burgers to steak to chicken to meatballs to desserts and more.
A quick look through our blog is sure to have you writing down ingredients to grab during your next trip to the grocery store. You may even want to finish reading this blog before you head out because you’re sure to want to add these ingredients to the grocery list as well. Without further ado, let’s get started!
Buy a Propane Tank- Check.
Once you buy a propane tank, the next thing on your list should be meat and veggies. Here’s the kicker though–the perfect kabob is completely subjective, meaning that with a little bit of thought and planning, your end result will be a dish that’s absolutely perfect. Having said that, of course we have a few suggestions. Keep reading to learn more!
There’s just something about grilled food on a stick that you’ll want to eat every day of the week, isn’t there?
Chicken and Pesto Kabobs
Mix together a dash of granulated sugar, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and one tablespoon of olive oil. Don’t worry too much about measuring. Instead, do it by eye. Trust us, you’ll be just fine. Coat your chicken in this delicious mixture and put them on the grill for about five minutes per side over medium heat.
While you’re chicken is cooking, combine plenty of parsley, a handful of pine nuts, one squeeze from a lemon, 2 large cloves of garlic, ¼ cup olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste in a food processor. Blend for about half a minute until everything comes together.
Brush the pesto over the finished kabobs and you’re in business!
Asparagus Bacon Kabobs
This one is about as simple (and delicious) as it gets. Everyone loves bacon and you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t consider asparagus one of the best vegetables around.
Start by cutting the hard ends off of your asparagus and then cutting them in half (or thirds depending on your preference). Likewise, cut your bacon into thirds as well. Skewer your pieces, brush with olive oil, and top with parmesan cheese. Cook until the bacon is to your liking and serve hot.
Trust us when we say that you’re going to love it!
Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Kabobs
Combine one tablespoon of vegetable oil, two cloves of minced garlic,a squeeze of honey, ⅛ cup orange juice, ⅓ cup pineapple juice, a dash of red pepper flakes, and a dash of onion powder. Stir vigorously to combine all ingredients.
From there, skewer a half dozen shrimp. Make sure they’re close together. Then, cook for a few minutes over medium high heat on each side. Next, brush your sauce onto each skewer and cook for another minutes. Flip them over, then repeat the process of brushing your sauce on. Don’t be afraid to add too much, because you won’t be able to get enough of this one!
Shrimp will be done when they’re opaque, but still tender inside and slightly crispy on the outside. Sprinkle with finely chopped cilantro and serve immediately. The final step is, of course, enjoying!
Stay Tuned For More “Buy a Propane Tank and Start Cooking Kabobs”
The great thing about kabobs is that they’re so simple and versatile, often requiring only a few ingredients and minimal prep time, but still yielding incredibly delicious results. As a matter of fact, there are a few other kabob recipes we’d love to share with you, so check back soon for more “Buy a Propane Tank and Start Cooking Kabobs” recipes!
The first step, of course, is buying a propane tank, so if you’re searching for one, take a look at our map to see a propane tank exchange location near you. At Mighty Flame, we believe that a great meal is a quick propane tank exchange away, so grab yours and get to cooking!