Mon 24 May 2010
This weekend was crazy. The Mister and I went up to his cabin with some friends and had a lot of fun in the sun. Between the guitars, the beach and a nap or two, we found some time for meals.
What does one eat at the cabin? Whatever it is that’s coming off of the three barbecues. You heard it, three barbecues.
Which is all well to do, grilling is a great way to prepare and cook food, but up until this weekend I had never used a barbecue by myself before. Sure, I’d cooked on a grill before but always under the watchful eye of some other more experienced barbecue user. I didn’t know how to turn a barbecue on (thank you Mister for being patient and directing me) and it took a little bit of trial and error to get my cooking temperatures to where I wanted them to be, but I think I’ll make a barbecue expert yet.
And these, these lovely little skewers of smoky sweet savoriness, were the fruit of my labour. The interplay between the flavors and textures is what really makes them spectacular. The sweet of the peaches versus the salt of the bacon. Juiciness versus smokiness, crunch versus soft.
Bacon, Peach and Chicken SkewersIngredients
3 chicken breasts, cubed to bite sized pieces
~10 slices of bacon, cut in half
1/4 tsp black pepper
barbecue sauce, for brushingDirections
- Soak your skewers if you are using wood ones, for at least half an hour (or else they will burn, like mine did).
- Remove the pits from the peaches, and cut each peach into eight pieces.
- Take half a slice of bacon, and wrap it around a piece of chicken.
- Thread it onto the skewer, positioned so that the bacon doesn’t come loose.
- Then thread on a peach piece.
- Repeat steps 3-5 until all of your pieces are threaded onto skewers (you should get 5 or 6).
- Sprinkle with pepper.
- Put your skewers on the grill over medium-high heat, turning once during cooking, brushing the skewers with barbecue sauce after turning.
- The skewers are done when the chicken is cooked through, the bacon is crispy and the peaches are grill marked.
Serve to friends on Royal Chinet, the finest of paper plates! Ha ha ha. I hope you all had a good weekend!