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Shish Kebabs – Teriyaki Beef, Vegetable, and Lemon Basil Shrimp

Shish Kebabs - Teriyaki Beef, Vegetable, and Lemon Basil Shrimp
I wanted a simple and healthy meal to serve our friends who came for dinner. Shish kebabs were the perfect choice to satisfy everyone. My husband did a great job grilling the veggies, steak, and shrimp. I served the kebabs with brown rice and my friend, Kyle, brought a wonderful strawberry, balsamic, and mint salad. The meal was really tasty and enjoyed by all.

Note: Don’t forget to soak skewer sticks in water before using them to avoid burning them.

How to Make Shish Kebabs: Teriyaki Beef, Vegetable, and Lemon Basil Shrimp

Beef Kebabs:

  • Beef of your choice (I used sirloin because it was really lean), chopped into chunks

Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 scallions, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped finely
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, chopped finely
  • Juice of one navel orange

Combine all ingredients in a large zip lock bag. Marinate for at least 1-24 hours prior to grilling. I skewer right before grilling.

Shish Kebobs - Teriyaki Beef, Vegetable, and Lemon Basil Shrimp

Vegetables:

  • Cremini or button mushrooms
  • Red, orange, and/or yellow peppers, cut into large chunks
  • Sweet yellow onion, cut into large chunks
  • Yellow squash, cut into large chunks
  • Zucchini squash, cut into large chunks
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh pineapple, cut into large chunks

Skewer the veggies one at a time, trying to get one of each on a skewer. I usually season with salt and pepper after grilling.

Shish Kebobs - Teriyaki Beef, Vegetable, and Lemon Basil Shrimp

Shrimp:

  • Shrimp (I used medium-sized but next time I will use large)

Marinade:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped finely
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

Combine all ingredients in a large Ziploc bag. Marinate for 2-5 hours. Note: Don’t use lemon juice in the marinade because it will cook the shrimp.

Shish Kebobs - Teriyaki Beef, Vegetable, and Lemon Basil Shrimp

Grilling:

I used separate skewers for the beef, shrimp, and veggies because they all have different cooking times.

  • Grill the veggies for 10-12 minutes on each side.
  • Grill the beef for 4-5 minutes on each side or until desired doneness.
  • Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side or until pink. Don’t overcook.

I served over brown rice mixed with soy sauce and butter. Enjoy.

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3 Comments

  1. Everything looks great!

    Those veggie kebabs are so colorful. I love kebabs (or kebobs), I will have to give these a try as we’re in grill mode for the summer.

  2. A while back I also had a kebab night where I served everything on sticks – the children had so much fun…
    I love the look of those beef kebabs.