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Campfire Cooking- Shish Kebobs

Shish KebobsShish-kebobs

This is an easy and clean up free meal that you and your family will enjoy putting together and roasting over the fire.  If you use wooden skewers to cook and eat from, you can throw them into the fire and you won’t have to clean anything up after the meal!

You will need:

  • Steak or chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch to 2-inch (4cm to 5cm) cubes
  • Purple onions, quartered
  • Bell peppers, cut into 2-inch (5cm) pieces
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Wooden skewers, or if you are living off the land, sticks that are fairly straight, peeled and sharpened at both ends

Before you start prepping the food, if you didn’t bring wooden skewers, you will need to head to the bush to find and prepare your cooking sticks. Look for dry (not green, as the taste could transfer to your food) sticks that are sturdy enough to hold the food you'll load onto them, but not so thick that they'll split the more delicate food items. Soak the cooking ends of the sticks in water while you cut up the ingredients for your shish-kebobs.

Slide pieces of food onto the cooking end of your stick, alternating ingredients and leaving a small space between each addition. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Hold the shish-kebob closely over hot coals and rotate slowly. Turn the stick every few minutes to ensure even cooking on each side. Depending on the size of your meat chunks, their distance from the coals and how hot the coals are, the shish-kebobs should be ready to eat in 15 to 20 minutes. Check for doneness periodically and make sure the chicken cubes are cooked all the way through before eating.