Shish Kabob night!

I have to say, shish kabobs are my FAVORITE meal. I’m so happy we just got a new grill! I can cook these things whenever i desire. :) (you’ll be seeing many more shish-kabob marinade recipes in the future). I was keeping things pretty simple last night.

I was craving pork, and I had to have my regular steak and chicken kabobs. So i just got small packages of pork tenderloins, chicken tenderloins, and 2 sirloin steaks. I made these three marinades, cut up the meat and let them sit while i did the veggies. (letting the meat marinade over night would be ideal, so if you are a planner, go ahead and do the meat preparation the night before!). The nice thing about kabobs is you can make a lot, and they taste really good the next day as leftover! So don’t be afraid to do it big. :)

Beef Marinade:

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, stemmed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes

Chicken Marinade:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 lb of chicken tenderloins

Pork Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry (I used white cooking wine)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 lb of pork tenderloin

Other items on the kabob:

  • pineapple (fresh is always best)
  • red potatoes
  • jalapenos (without the seeds)
  • red, yellow, green bell peppers
  • mushrooms (keep them whole)
  • tomatoes (cherry tomatoes work great)
  • turkey bacon (this would be delicious )
  • yellow squash
  • zucchini


  • If you have wood sticks, be sure to soak them in warm water for about 10-20min
  • Make meat marinades, cut up meat into bite size pieces, and let marinade
  • Cut up all veggies/other items
  • Set up an assembly line and stack everything on your kabob!
  • ENJOY!!

For the asparagus in this picture i just drizzled on olive oil, sea salt and pepper.