I recently planted an herb garden (a bit late in the summer, I know!) and i'm just loving the inspiration it has given me in my cooking. I keep the pots right outside my kitchen window so I don't forget about them! Fresh herbs are a great way to brighten up any dish in both flavors and aesthetics. As we all know- we eat with our eyes first!
If you're looking for a quick, healthy, and summery dish try my herb inspired Grilled Kebabs. Here's how I made them:
Finely chop about 1/2 tbsp. each of rosemary, thyme, and oregano. Combine herbs with 1/3 c. olive oil (this is an herb rich marinade-don't be alarmed!), and a dash of salt and pepper. I marinated the chicken over night (2 chicken breasts), though shrimp (1/2 lb) really won't hold flavor as well, so they can be added to the mixture ten minutes or so before grilling. I like to skewer the shrimp and chicken separately since the shrimp only take a few minutes to cook through.
I also skewered some summer vegetables (yellow squash, zucchini, and red onion) to serve along side. When everything is just about cooked through, throw a halved lemon on the grill for just about 30 seconds. Squeeze the lemon overtop everything, and enjoy!