Sunday, August 22, 2010

Kabob Marinade and Tzatsiki Sauce

Shish kabobs are really something anyone can do. There is no need to follow a recipe. Just slice your favorite meats and veggies and grill or broil in the oven. The secret really is in the marinating. I did steak, potatoes and zucchini and created a yummy marinade. I broiled my kabobs on high in the oven on a broiler pan for about 10-12 minutes. My husband likes his meat super well done so we cater to him.

I served the kabobs with garlic wild rice and fresh basil. It was delicious. Though we like our A1 steak sauce and Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, t's always delicious to dip kabobs in a cool, creamy Greek tzatziki sauce. I included a recipe for that as well.

Kabob Marinade
  • 1 cup Sprite
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • a dash of salt
Marinade meat and veggies for about 6 hours or overnight. This marinade will tenderize the meat and sweeten it. Once ready to place kabobs in oven, brush the remaining sauce over kabobs. If using steak, sprinkle sea salt on each piece before placing in the oven. This is a Brazilian BBQ technique that does wonders to meat! Broil or BBQ.

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 large cucumber - peeled, seeded and shredded or finely diced
Mix all ingredients together and chill for 2 hours.

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