Worried about pleasing all your guests with one great meal? Why not try a make-your-own-kebab party?
It’s easy entertaining that makes food preparation part of the fun and ensures that all your guests’ tastes have been satisfied—Your guests will love whipping up their own creative combinations (and you'll love how easy it is). Even better, request that each guest bring a kebab item to share.
Here are some tips to make this a great party:
Before your guests arrive
Presoak the skewers if using wood
Marinate your protein for a flavorful and tender bite
Precook longer-cooking veggies in the microwave so everything on the skewers cook evenly
Provide some sides like green salads, couscous, rice and bread
Make or purchase iced tea and lemonade
Set up a convenient Kebab Station
Fire up the grill!
Create a station for an assembly line close to the grill. I really love my Suncast storage and prep station—it's the perfect size and is really easy to keep clean. It also has storage for grill tools, which you'll need, as well as an oven mitt or two
Put out kebab ingredients and pre-soaked or metal skewers
Set out sheet pans to hold the skewers once they are made, or put them directly on the grill
Allow your guests to get creative!
Main course ideas
Marinated or plain, quick-cooking items like shrimp, strip steak, cubes of chicken breast, fish, Haloumi cheese, tofu (Keep these ingredients in the fridge until the last minute)
Veggies like peppers, brussels sprouts, asparagus, zucchini, onions, small potatoes, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, mushrooms
Flavored oils, Chimichurri sauce and marinades to brush on the kebabs while they cook and to serve on the side
Fruit like pineapple, peaches, watermelon
Cubes of brownies or pound cake
How much easier can it be for you to sit back and enjoy your party? Let us know what combinations worked best!