Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Good Eat: Beef kabobs with yoghurt marinade and the blessings of a kitchen garden

Well it's almost holiday week-end and being pretty much grilling season I wanted to offer you all a little bit of grilling inspiration. I eat more seafood than I do meat and poultry once in a while I just like to eat some tender homemade brochettes! Lamb is my preferred meat but beef chunks are cheaper and more easily available so I am sharing below something you can cook on a budget and still have a diliiiiciouuus meal!!!
Everyone has their own way for making marinade or grilling etc so here's N'na's way!!!

It's so much fun to flavor dishes with fresh ingredients right there at my fingertips. The fresh herbs I selected here from my kitchen garden were thyme, oregano, rosemary and parsley. Read more about it the following link:

Some of my ingredients from the kitchen cupboard: Ground cumin, cayenne pepper, white vinegar, salt, oil, dried parsley flakes, dried oregano powder, Cajun spice. I prefer using Apple cider vinegar for cooking but since I was out of ACV I just used the white vinegar!

                                                                  Add some  Yogurt.
Mix it all together

Store in a Ziploc bag and shake well and
Let it marinate and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours or overnight.

Get your skewers ready, cut what the fruits or veggies you would use,
I used some tomatoes, onion and green pepper,
and make your brochettes
Time for the Grill!!!!

Remember to turn often!
To keep your meat from being dry mix a little bit of oil and crushed bouillon  cubes. I used something from West Africa called " Cube Maggi". Use a brush and brush the kabobs with the mixture.

Voila!!! Delicious brochettes!

It looks good doesn't it? It was delicious as well. We did serve them with rice and potatoes on that day but I enjoyed them just fine with nothing else!

Well have a nice week-end and hope this post gave you some new ideas for the next time you grill. If you haven't done it yet grow a kitchen garden and keep some potted herbs by your kitchen. They will always be useful and add some omp to your dishes!There is nothing like cooking or grilling with the flavor of fresh ingredients especially the ones you can have at your fingertips when you have a kitchen garden!



  1. N'na...a quick question: How do you put your blog address on the photos? Msg me over on my blog. Thank you very much!

  2. Happy Birthday!!!
    I tried for the past 20 mns to post my answer on your blog but it's now working well so I am posting the answer here and will try again later!

    To answer your question on my blog what I do is go on the following site click on Open Image from Computer once the page open you go to File on top left and click open image you get it from your computer or url and you go to the tools on the left hand side you will see A toward botton right of the tools right above the magnifying glass you click on the 'A' to 'edit text' fill in your text, you can increase the size,change the font and the colors as you please. Once done you click Ok and SAVE! To label many different things on the same picture you just have to create a different text for each thing you want to label!

    Glad to get the opportunity to help!

  3. They look sooo yummy!!! I can easily substitute this w/Seitan pieces!!!!

  4. Thanks for sharing your way! I love your blend of spices...sounds delicious. Where'd you get the perforated grill pan?

  5. Thanks Lala! The day you do take and send me some pictures please.
    Thanks Marie. I do not remember where I got it because I had it for years but Bed Bath and Beyond should carry some and I think stores like Ross, T-J Maxx might have some in their knick knacks outdoors and grilling sections!

  6. Yummy! I saw you in the MotherBloggers group on Our Natural Kids, I'm loving your blog, come visit mine sometime!

  7. Sorry but that is ok. I will definitely try your suggestion, especially when I have more time around the end of June when I'm on vacation. Also then too, I will be in a better position to send some Bajan cuisine ideas your way. Hope you are doing well. Peace and love, Sis.

  8. I will look forward to some Bajan cuisine ideas thanks! I am doing great, thanks Sis, it's getting hot and I wish I lived by the beach!