Who don’t love a Shish kebab, a warm evening in Turkey and freshly cooked kebab, Yes please! Unfortunately i live in Birmingham, so i cant exactly pop to the kebab hut on the sea front. So when i saw this NEW product from Tongmaster Seasonings i knew i had to try it.
Like there other seasoning mixes this came in a vacuum sealed bag with a nice lengthy best before date. Feb 2017!
|Tongmaster Shish Kebab Seasoning TM01693|
I’m trying it with chicken first, don’t cringe I know it should be lamb but nobody ever told Thomas Edison to stop experimenting. All the steps would be the same for any meat.
First as i was not using the amounts of ingredients recommended. I had to mix up the packet which makes , this is highly recommended. Just place into a grip seal bag and shake it around to get the seasoning all mixed up.`
Now to calculate how much mix to use i have made this simple table so you can use as a guide depending how much meat you are using.
When weighing out my spice mixed I’ve been using these scales, they weigh in points of a gram from 0.1 upto 350g,
I got these from my local market on the smoking accessories stall. But I’ve seen them on ebay too, Clicky.
I cannot recommend these enough they are perfect for when standard kitchen scales are not delicate enough to handle points of grams.
While i while waiting for the chicken to marinade i soaked my wooden skewers after always struggling getting them fully submerged i came up with this idea.
Fill a clean sided baking tray with water and add your skewers, better then trying to get them all soaked in a vase!
Once ready to use i had the task of turning them into a kebab. I used yellow pepper, onion and cherry tomato’s. After having a quick google this seems to be the most used combination for chicken shish.
I think that next time i will add a 2nd piece of yellow pepper, just to balance it out a little more.
I cooked them under the grill, turning regularly and checking the temperature before removing from the grill. I simply cannot wait to offer these at my next BBQ.
|The finished skewers.|
As you can see my onion cooked before my chicken, the problem being the clearance between my grill and the grill rack, but dont let that fool you, that chicken was amazing.
This beats any pre-prepared kebab ive had. The taste that the seasoning gave the chicken was immense. Roll on the lamb shish! Remember to made your own you’ll need this seasoning.
Don’t forget to check out this recipe for Yogurt Sauce that will go perfect with Shish Kebab.