Kabob Quick Tips SOAK THE SKEWERS Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes to avoid burning while grilling. MAKE IT EVEN Cutting the ingredients into similar-size pieces helps everything cook in the same amount of time. It also makes sure each piece touches the grill. CHANGE IT UP Personalize your kabobs. Substitute to your tastes, such as swapping shrimp for chicken, summer squash for zucchini, or adding button mushrooms. VEGGIE CHICKEN KABOBS Amplify already tasty chicken kabobs by drizzling one of three “flavor adventure”sauces on top. total time 30 minutes • serves 4 INGREDIENTS Non-stick cooking spray 2 (5 to 6 oz.) chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes 2 small zucchini, cut into 1-inch-thick slices, halved 2 yellow bell peppers, seeded and chopped 1 cup cherry tomatoes 8 (12-inch) wooden skewers (see tip at right) 1 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme extra virgin olive oil Fresh Thyme fine sea salt and black pepper, to taste 1 cup Flavor Adventure Sauce INSTRUCTIONS 1. Prepare charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Coat grate with cooking spray. 2. Alternately thread chicken, zucchini, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes onto skewers. Brush lightly with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Prepare desired Flavor Adventure sauce. 3. Grill skewers 10 minutes or until chicken is firm and no longer pink, turning once. To serve, drizzle skewers with desired Flavor Adventure sauce. FL AVOR ADVENTURE SAUCES Thai Peanut: Blend 1 cup Fresh Thyme light coconut milk, ½ cup Fresh Thyme peanut butter, 2 Tbsp. light soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger, and 1 tsp. chili garlic sauce in a blender until smooth. Each serving (2 skewers plus 2 Tbsp. sauce) contains: 229 calories, 11 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 52 mg cholesterol, 274 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 21 g protein. Daily values: 14% vitamin A, 211% vitamin C, 3% calcium, 8% iron. Chimichurri Sauce: Process ½ cup chopped fresh parsley, ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, ⅓ cup Fresh Thyme extra virgin olive oil, 2 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme red wine vinegar, 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. minced garlic, and 1 tsp. crushed red pepper in a food processor 20 seconds or until mostly smooth. Season with Fresh Thyme fine sea salt and ground black pepper. Each serving (2 skewers plus 2 Tbsp. sauce) contains: 212 calories, 11 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 52 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 18 g protein. Daily values: 21% vitamin A, 215% vitamin C, 3% calcium, 7% iron. Greek Lemon: Blend ⅓ cup Fresh Thyme extra virgin olive oil, ¼ cup fresh lemon juice, ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese, and 1 tsp. Fresh Thyme Italian seasoning in a blender until smooth. Season with Fresh Thyme fine sea salt and ground black pepper. Each serving (2 skewers plus 2 Tbsp. sauce) contains: 264 calories, 17 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 19 g protein. Daily values: 15% vitamin A, 214% vitamin C, 3% calcium, 6% iron. INSTRUCTIONS 1. For the marinade, in a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lime juice, olive oil, ginger, garlic, garam masala, salt, and turmeric until well combined. Whisk in cayenne, if desired. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to 6 hours. Prepare Basmati Rice and Mango. 2. Prepare charcoal or gas grill for indirect cooking over medium-high heat. Coat grate with cooking spray. 3. Remove chicken from bowl and shake off excess marinade. Grill 1 hour or until chicken is lightly charred and fork tender (175°F). 4. Serve chicken with Basmati Rice and Mango. Basmati Rice and Mango: Prepare 2 cups basmati rice according to package directions. Stir in 2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro. To serve, divide rice and 1 cup chopped fresh mango among servings. Each serving contains: 652 calories, 23 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 159 mg cholesterol, 217 mg sodium, 73 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 35 g protein. Daily values: 11% vitamin A, 20% vitamin C, 2% calcium, 11% iron. This Indian favorite explodes with flavor due to a mixture of yogurt, garlic, and spices used to marinate the chicken. total time 1 hour, plus chill time • serves 4 INGREDIENTS ¾ cup plain yogurt 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 2 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme olive oil 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger 2 tsp. minced garlic 2 tsp. garam masala 2 tsp. Fresh Thyme fine sea salt 1 tsp. ground turmeric ½ tsp. cayenne pepper, optional 8 meaty chicken pieces (thighs and/or drumsticks) Non-stick cooking spray Tandoori chicken ThaiPeanutSauce Chimichurri Sauce Greek Lemon Sauce freshthyme.com | May/June 2017 37