Monday, April 1, 2013

Shish Kebab

As promised, here's one of the meals we prepared while camping this weekend. This is one of our favorite camping recipes, but it’s fun to make at home, too!  Invite some company over and get them to help with the skewering of the ingredients (pour them lots of wine and they won’t complain.)  Enjoy!

1 lb. lean pork (or chicken, or beef, or shrimp)
1 cup (or so) Mojo Marinade (a Cuban marinade available in most grocery stores)
4 large bell peppers (use different colors for variety)
1 lb. whole mushrooms, stems removed
2 large onions
1 large can chunk pineapple
1 small box grape tomatoes (about 20 or so)
All the skewered ingredients, ready for the grill.


·         Cut the meat, onions and bell peppers up into about 1” chunks
·         Put the meat in a bowl and cover with Mojo Marinade.  Let sit for at least one hour
·         Skewer the meat and pineapple together (alternating)
·         Skewer the peppers, mushrooms, and onions together (alternating)
·         Skewer the grape tomatoes separately (you’ll want to cook these last or they will burn)
·         Once your grill is hot, cook the skewers directly on the grill (about 20 minutes), turning often so they are evenly done and don’t burn.
·         Put the tomato skewers on for a few minutes when everything else is just about done
·         Serve hot (we suggest serving with brown & wild rice and a salad)

Mojo marinade and the chunks of pork, ready to marinate.

A word about skewers:  I hate the cheap little wooden ones.  Whenever I’ve had to use them, they’ve left splinters in the food and caught on fire on the grill (yes, I soaked them first).  Do yourself a favor and buy a stash of metals skewers.  They are inexpensive, much easier to use than the wooden ones, stronger, hold more food, and last forever.  Plus they don’t take up much room in a drawer. 


  1. My husband and I camp a lot and area always looking for new ways to do things. We just happened across this so gave it a try, we used turkey, and found the marinade (it was really good)! The only thing we did not do was grill the tomatoes separately and we really screwed that up so yes...put them on last. Keep the camp recipes coming. Thanks...Happy Campers

  2. Will do . . . got a great breakfast on-skillet casserole to post for camping recipes soon! Thanks for posting re: the kabobs.


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