May 15, 2015

The first long weekend of summer is almost here! Are you ready to celebrate? This year, spice up your traditional barbecue, and throw a kebab-ecue! Serving your apps, main courses, and desserts on kebabs means half the mess and double the fun – what could be better?  Try some of our unique recipes below and kebab’s your uncle, your guests will be sure to stick around.

Hearty Hawaiians – Pizza has already proven that pineapple and ham go well together. We’re sure this sweet and savory combo will be a crowd pleaser.
Skinny Salmon – This grilled salmon has the right kind of fats and nutrients, without all the calories. It’s just what you need if you’re still working on your beach body.

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Cool Caprese – These refreshing morsels will definitely wow your guests. Whether your party is dressed up or down, this kebab will complement the affair.

Open Sesame Chicken – Inspired by your favorite Chinese dish, this kebab promises to be moist, rich, and delicious.

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Taste The VeggieRainbow – Vegans can also enjoy the kebab theme. Treat them to a rainbow of vegetables: beautiful and cruelty-free.

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Honey, I’m Lime Chicken – A little bit of heat and a little bit of sweet. These yummy skewers are a great way to spice up your party!

Frogmore Stew or Low CountryBoil –If you aren’t from the South you may not have heard of this crazy good meal, but trust us, this is one you’ve got to try! Baby potatoes, seafood seasoning, shrimp, sausage, and corn? It’s a game changer.

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Marvelous Moroccan Fish – This Middle Eastern delight is an impressive looking dish that doesn’t take too much work to create. The marinade is a little time consuming, but it’s worth it.

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Simple Sausage – These easy snacks are a snap to put together and make for a totally flavorful meal.

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Tortellini Treat – Time to get even more creative with your kebabs. Incorporating pasta into this style of food isn’t usually attempted, but it should be! These skewers are tasty and unique.

Playful Peaches – Fruit and cheese is a classic combination for a reason. As you know, we’re big fans of fusing sweet and savory, and this kebab does just that. Sweet peaches, salty cheese, and seasoning; it’s music to our ears and we’re sure your guests will feel the same way.

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Crazy Candy – Yes, candy kebabs are a bit of an obvious dessert, but we love these little guys. They’re so colorful and fun. If you have youngsters (or the young at heart) at your BBQ they’ll be thrilled to see these treats.
Strawberry Shortcake – This dessert is probably the most complex kebab on our list, but gosh it's delicious. Plus, it's really the cherry (or should we say strawberry) on top of your kebab-ecue. We’re sure the memory of this dessert will stick with your guests for a long time.

We hope this helps you plan your long weekend menu. Stick it to all those other barbecues and enjoy a kebab-ecue! You’ll be the toast of the town.