Sunday, August 7, 2016

Cajun Kabobs

In Cajun cooking we use a lot of smoked sausage, chicken, onions and bell peppers.  I was thinking those ingredients would make a tasty kabob.  Thread them on a skewer, grill them and baste them with a great sauce.  Sound delicious?  It is!  Here's how I made them:

Note:  the reason I don't give exact amounts on the meat and veggies is because you can make as many or as few as you want.


smoked sausage
boneless chicken breasts or thighs
bell pepper (red, green or a combination)
salt and pepper (or Cajun Seasoning


3 TBS butter
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp hot sauce (more if you like it spicy)
juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 TBS brown sugar

Slice the sausage into slices about 1/2 inch thick.  Cut the chicken into small cubes.  Cut the onions and bell peppers into small chunks.

If you have wooden skewers soak them in water for 10 minutes or so.  This prevents them from burning on the grill.

Thread the sausage, chicken and veggies onto the skewers.  Season with salt and pepper (or Cajun Seasoning).

Place the kabobs onto a preheated grill (oil the grill first so nothing sticks) and cook for 5-7 minutes or until nicely browned.  Then flip them over and grill another 5-7 minutes.

While they are grilling on the first side, make the sauce by combining butter, Worcestershire, hot sauce, lemon juice and brown sugar in a small pot.  Heat to boiling then lower the heat and simmer until reduced and thickened.

After grilling the kabobs on both sides, brush them with the sauce.

(Notice I made some without veggies for my pickiest eater ever son).

Flip and brush on the other side.  Let them grill with the sauce for a minute or two on each side.  This will help them caramelize and get nice and brown.  It also adds great flavor.

These are so yummy!  Smoky and tender with a great crunch and natural sweetness from the grilled veggies.  I served these with white beans and rice.

This is a very easy meal that's fun to make and fun to eat.  Kids (and grown men) love to eat anything on a stick.  So give these a try and have some fun with your food!

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