Thursday, April 23, 2009

Just Kebabing Along





There is not a lot of recipe in this, but I will do my best. I love spring. I do! However, this spring has been an odd one here. It gets warm, I get all excited with thoughts of fresh tomatoes, and lettuce, and squash, all from my very own yard. I just can’t tell you, it makes me so happy. Then, low and behold it gets cold again. Grrrr. This is not too atypical of Virginia weather, however it has been going on for about 6-8 weeks and typically by now it is warm and has been for quite a while.

Warm weather also means patio and dinning outdoors…and of course the grill (yippee!). There are so many things I look forward to on the grill and shish kebabs is definitely one. I made this with chicken because it is what I had. The reality is, you could use whatever, just veggies, fruit, really anything, so I am just going to give the marinade recipe and you figure out what to marinade!


1 large container of Greek yogurt.
2 cloves of garlic minced or grated
¼ c. lemon juice
3 tbs Penzeys Italian dressing base (if you don’t have this use 3 tbs of any dry seasoning Italian)

Mix in a bowl, put in meat and/or veggies and let sit 2-4 hours. Grill.

Just a note, I have not tried this, but I think mango, and pineapple in Greek yogurt and honey (maybe a touch of fresh mint?) then grilled would make an awesome dessert. Maybe some fresh soft goat cheese to serve with it???? Just an idea.




We had some non traditional tabouli, another summer favorite. As we can’t get good tomatoes yet, I used some red pepper. Also, I had a huge basil plant I had to use, so I used basil instead of parsley. It was good, but I missed the tomatoes!!




Luckily we got to enjoy it all on our patio with some wine, so all was not lost…and we will have tomatoes soon enough!!

16 comments:

Swestie said...

I'll be over in an hour! (=

Donna-FFW said...

I so LOVE your patio, gorgeous. The shishkabobs look so delicious!! Cant wait to do some of my own with the warmer weather imminent!

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

Oh wowza, this looks so yummers. I love kebabos! So easy and I love the sauce you made, YUMMERS!

Jenifer

girlichef said...

mmmmm...so glad it's about time to be outside enjoying our food again! This marinade sounds great (oh Penzey's...it can be addicting)...your skewers are cute, too!

Kristen said...

I've never thought to use yogurt in a marinade before - Thanks for the outside picture too, it gives me hope on a stormy week like we're having here :o)

Calm In The Kitchen said...

What a great patio! The kabobs look great too... ;)

Amy

Reeni♥ said...

The marinade sounds delicious, it would be great on shrimp! I like your idea of grilling pineapple and mango! Your so sweet for trying another one of my recipes-so good to hear you all like it. Thanks a lot!

5 Star Foodie said...

Yummy kebabs! I heard that it's supposed to be 90 degrees this weekend :)

justjoycee said...

Recipe looks delicious. My tomatoes are going through the same thing.

zerrin said...

How lucy you are about dining outdoors. These kebabs seem so appetizing.And I love your idea of mango and pineapple, so creative and sounds fantastic!

Sophie said...

Greek yogurt is my new favorite ingredient! This looks tasty and fresh, definitely a meal I'd enjoy eating outside on a warm day.

Mya said...

Ahh luckily I bought some skewers today!! I plan on posting a kebab recipe soon too :)

Krystal said...

We've been having the same weather here in utah. . .beautiful days and I dream of turning the grill on and planting my garden. . .then it snows two feet. :) Those kababs look wonderful!

Chris said...

LOVE your patio! Can we come over for happy hour and snacks? ;)

Carrie said...

These look so yummy! Where do you buy greek yogurt? I haven't ever looked for it before but do you think my normal groccery store have it? Is it just with the fruit yogurts?

Ricardo said...

Those kebabs look great indeed. :) xx Rico-Recipes