Saturday, August 11, 2012

Grilled Kabobs

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! 

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