Who does not love a little seafood with an add-on of steak kabobs for a summer house party? Whether you have guests over for an evening grill session or you are hosting a corporate business get-together on the lawn of your house, shrimps and kabobs are the ultimate go-to food items to fill in your cravings. Also, the BBQ season is just around the corner, as cool breezy evenings are here to enhance your cooking experience.
This article will guide you to delicious recipes for making Maine Shrimp and Steak Kabobs on the grill. These recipes soaked in unique flavors and seasoning will surely settle your taste buds for good. This article will act as a complete guide for you on how to cook shrimps and kabobs, season them, and present them in a unique yet attractive manner. Make sure you have your notepads ready, so you do not miss out on anything.
Mastering the use of grill to make the perfect shrimps and kabobs
Even though you can prepare shrimps and steak kabobs in your oven as well, there is nothing like the aroma of a burning grill with smoke-soaked food items. However, many people are hesitant to work on the grill as they are not too savvy in its use. Also, they are unaware of the minor details of cooking steak or shrimp on the grill. But this cannot happen on our watch as we are here to save the day for you.
Outline of the ingredients you will need throughout your cooking endeavor
- 1/2 lb. fresh shrimp, peeled
- 1 lb. Beef Sirloin Steak, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 zucchinis, cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
- 2 Ears of Corn, cut into 1-inch
- 2 small onions, cut into wedges
- 1 Green Bell pepper, chunked
- Cooked rice
- Lemon basting sauce
- Salt and Pepper per taste
All of these ingredients will combine to make the perfect, delicious shrimps and kabob combination for your food table. At first, you are expected to cook the steak on high flames for it to sear. Then you have to lower the heat so you can cook the steak. However, you have to watch out that you do not overcook or undercook it, as the preferable steak degree is deemed ‘rare.’ However, you can change it according to your preferences. After cooking the Beef Sirloin steak, you can thread or cut it into 1-inch pieces that will make your kabobs.
For flavor, you have to place all the ingredients on skewers and grill, including peppers and onions. Cook the meat until it becomes tender and looks done. However, do not overcook it as it may become dry and chewy. Also, just keep turning the kabobs, so they cook evenly and get an intense color. The shrimps should be peeled and deveined to the medium size. They have to be cooked for 5-7 minutes, with 2 minutes per side. They should not turn black, as overcooking might make them tough. You can brush the kabobs and shrimps with lemon basting sauce as you have them pinned down against a BBQ stick and then serve them with rice.
You can also add ingredients and spices as per your preference while marinating or even seasoning shrimps and kabobs. One of the most preferred and loved seasonings from BBQ Pro Shop is the All Q'ued Up Bayou Bandit Creole Cajun blend seasoning that brings the perfect combination of flavors, and you can sprinkle it on the shrimps and kabobs to steal the show for you. Moreover, you can also use pineapple juice, garlic cloves, mushrooms, tomatoes, and teriyaki sauce to marinate the steak and shrimps beforehand. However, you are expected to refrigerate the marination for 8 hours overnight to have the perfect blend of tastes.
Presenting and pairing it with a drink
In addition to this, you can sprinkle them with any seasoning to make it look more presentable. Shrimps and kabobs fit right in with rice on the food table, but they can also be eaten with a sauce. Teriyaki sauce or tomato sauce can act as the ultimate sauce choice. You can also combine the cooked meal with drinks of your likings. In summers, house parties prefer cocktails and Pina Coladas to go with seafood. Gin Martini, Cucumber Gin Cocktail, and Weissbier can also pair perfectly with your cooked meal.
We have outlined a general recipe to cook Maine shrimps and steak kabobs perfectly on the grill for you. However, as everyone has their own preferred choices and likes, they can alter it for a different flavor. Keep checking out BBQ Pro Shop for more great cooking ideas, and do not forget to email us with any questions or requests you might have.