I love everything about summer. The weather, the patios, the outdoor activities and last, but certainly not least, the barbecues! Last weekend, my hubby and I went to the local Asian night market here in Vancouver. The night market has grown into a huge event full of hundreds of vendors. If you want any type of Asian street food, it is there. We have probably tried almost every single vendor! But each year, our go-to favourites are the barbecue skewers. My husband claimed he could make them better so I put him to the challenge. And boy did he do well. He made a batch of mouthwatering, juicy, grilled spicy cumin lamb skewers.
Being a bit of a perfectionist, he had to do things right. He went all out and bought a portable Chinese grill, a cooler, and camping chairs. We are basically set for a summer of grilling and boy am I excited!!
I had never seen or heard of a Chinese grill before I saw him come home with one. If you don't have such a grill, you can buy on online or you can use any charcoal grill. A charcoal grill is essential for giving the skewers its amazing smoky flavour that will mimic Chinese street food. Plus it adds those gorgeous charred burnt marks. I like my skewers extra charred. If you don't, then just don't grill your skewers as long as I do.
More Grilled Skewer Recipes
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- Greek Lamb Souvlaki Skewers
- Teriyaki Chicken Skewers with Pineapple
- Easy Greek Chicken Souvlaki Skewers
- Souvlaki Beef Shish Kebabs
- Persian Saffron Chicken Kebabs (Joojeh Kabob)