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Video:How to Skewer Vegetable Kebabs

with Gretchen Siegchrist

Vegetable kebabs are an easy and delicious way to grill your veggies. These tips will help you prepare and skewer the vegetables perfectly.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Skewer Vegetable Kebabs

Hi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food and I am going to show you how to prepare vegetable kebabs.

Prepare Bamboo Kebab Skewers

We are going to use these bamboo skewers for our vegetables, so the first thing we need to do is soak them in cold water. Soaking the skewers makes them moist, so they will not burn when we put them on the grill.

Prepare the Vegetables

While these are soaking, let us chop up our vegetables. Many people like to use different types of vegetables on the same skewer when they make kebabs. While this is colorful and attractive, it is not ideal when it comes to cooking. By cooking everything together, you will get some that are underdone, and some that are overdone. Because we want all of our vegetables to be perfectly done, we are going to put like ones together on the same skewer.

Skewer the Kebabs

Now, if I were to put the skewers through the vegetables like this, they would not be able to lie flat on the grill, and if I put them through like this, they would spin around when I tried to flip them over, making it difficult to cook them evenly. So, here is the trick: we are going to double skewer our vegetables, so they are easy to flip on the grill.

Now, before cooking the vegetables we will coat them with olive oil, so they do not stick to the grill, and sprinkle on some salt and pepper. Then, they should be ready to cook. Thanks for watching, and to learn more visit us on the Web at food.about.com.
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