As I've mentioned in my Meal Plan posts, I am a big fan of Summer Grilling! Using the grill to create quick, fresh meals for your family, leaves a much smaller mess to clean up, and also creates less heat in your house. To me, that's definitely a win-win. But it's easy to fall into a Burgers and Dogs or Grilled Chicken rut. Here's an idea to help get your quick and fresh meal ideas flowing. Kabobs.
To make my Kabobs, I chose fresh meat and produce from a recent shop at Walmart (#GOWalmart) with #CollectiveBias. Thinking about what my family likes to eat, I decided to create some yummy Shrimp and Beef Kabobs, adding some fresh produce to round out our meal.
For my beef, I chose pre-cut beef cubes. You could also select a cut of beef and cut it into cubes yourself.
In the meat section at Walmart, there was a handy chart that you could use to help you pick exactly the cut you need.
I wasn't sure whether to get cooked or raw frozen shrimp, I typically get cooked, so I asked a sales associate in the seafood department. She was so sweet and took the time to ask me what I was planning to make and how I was planning to cook it, and then agreed, that cooked was my best choice. (sometimes it's nice to get a second opinion - isn't it?) So I grabbed a bag of their large cooked frozen shrimp.
Next it was onto produce for vegetables and fruit to add to my Kabobs. Walmart had an amazing selection of Mangoes, so I decided to try adding them to my Shrimp Kabobs. For my Beef Kabobs, I wanted to use a mushroom and pepper combination.
I grabbed some limes to finish off the Shrimp and Mango Kabobs, and some Red Onions to add to both Kabobs, a package of bamboo skewers and that was it. A pretty small grocery list that rang in just a little over $25 (not bad for surf and turf!)
1 lb. Beef (cubes or you can cube your own)
1 lb. Shrimp - large peeled and deveined (fresh or frozen)
Salt and Pepper
Peppers (I used a medley of three peppers)
1 - 2 Mangoes
1 - 2 Limes
1 Container Whole Mushrooms
What to do:
- Marinate the beef in your favorite marinade or simply salt and pepper to taste.
- Defrost your shrimp, if necessary.
- Tip: Soak your bamboo skewers in water to prevent sticking and burning.
- Slice up your fruit and vegetables into chunks, approximately the same size as your beef cubes and shrimp.
- Build your Beef Kabobs first (these take longer to cook) - alternate Beef with Pepper, Mushrooms, and Red Onion.
- Place Kabobs on a grill rack coated with cooking spray.
- Grill Beef Kabobs until the meat is done, approximately 15 minutes.
- Build your Shrimp Kabobs - alternating the Shrimp with Mango and Red Onion. I also used some peppers and mushrooms on these.
- Grill Shrimp Kabobs approximately 2 minutes on each side or until the shrimp is done.
- Squeeze lime juice on the Shrimp Kabobs before serving.
You can pair these Kabobs with a green or Caesar salad, or your favorite Summer side dish (like corn on the cob) and enjoy. This recipe fed 2 adults, 2 teenagers and a 7 year old.
What will you be grilling this summer?
catch you soon -
This was a sponsored post however, as always, all opinions are my very own.