Sunday, August 23, 2009

Garlic Marinated Pork and Chicken Skewers

The grilled meat will always be juicier and more flavorful if marinated and the more intense the flavor of the marinade, then greater the final dish.
I made the marinade and set it aside, cut the meat in bite-size pieces and prepared the skewers and the grill.
You do not really need a recipe for this, but just as general guidelines I have posted a recipe for what I did.
They took no time to make !

For the Skewers:
a few mushrooms, cut into rather large pieces
a few slices of carrot
1/2 bell pepper cut into pieces about the size of the carrot slices
1/2 onion cut into pieces (cut the onion in half vertically then in half horizontally)
pork and chicken thighs or breast, 2 handfuls, cut into bite-size pieces

For the Marinade:
6 cloves of garlic
1/2 onion
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 scant TBSP mustard
a few nuts if you have
2-4 TBSP lemon juice or 1 TBSP vinegar

I use bamboo skewers and for the grill I use the George Foreman Grill.
Combine all the marinade ingredients in a food processor, blender or in a small chopper.
Pour the marinade in a ziplock bag and add the meat to it.
Shake well to combine and let sit in the fridge at least one hour if you do not have more time.
When it is time for grilling, pour the bag contents on a large plate and start assembling the skewers.
Cook on high for 2 minutes on every side.
They pair well with anything !