Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Venison Shish Kabobs

I recently acquired a good amount of venison and had been looking for a fun way to use it. So when the opportunity of a pot luck with some friends came up, this is what I decided to bring. It was a fun dish to make, but you should never underestimate how long it will take you to put all of the pieces on those skewers, :D. I ended up making 15 kabobs total.

The recipe is in two parts: the food pieces and the marinade.

The Food Pieces:
2lbs of Cubed Venison
1 Onion
1 Green Pepper
1 Can of Pineapple (I used the canned stuff because I didn't want to spend the money or the time cutting up a real one, but if you want to, go for it.)
Several Cherry Tomatoes

The Marinade:
1/2 cup of Soy Sauce
1/2 cup of Cooking Oil
1 tbsp of Sugar
1 tsp of Ground Ginger
1 tsp of Dry Mustard
1 tbsp of Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper

The preparation is pretty simple.
Start of by mixing all of the marinade ingredients into a bowl large enough to hold the venison. After the marinade is mixed together, add in the venison and let it sit in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. After that time period, take it out and start putting your kabobs together. (Reminder, if you are using wooded/bamboo skewers, remember to soak them in water for roughly half an hour before putting the food on them so they don't catch fire while on the grill.) After you have all of your skewers full, it's time to throw them on the grill. It only takes 10-15 minutes while turning them every 3-4 minutes.

I enjoyed the kabobs a lot (and so did everyone else). They are fairly simple to make and taste great. Feel free to add in any other vegetables or fruits that you think would be tasty, but I enjoyed this combination.