Here is the technique to (finally) cook the peppers properly on the skewers

This has happened to all of us at one time or another at a barbecue. The peppers are not cooked and the meat almost charred. Follow our advice to avoid this mishap!

Star of barbecue evenings with friends, skewers delight us all summer long! We like to prepare them by alternating meats and vegetables. The problem is that the ingredients do not necessarily cook evenly and evenly, and peppers are among the foods that are sometimes difficult to cook. Don’t panic, we’ll give you all the tips so you can enjoy perfectly cooked skewers, with melt-in-the-mouth peppers!

Precook the peppers!

If you have opted for meats or fish that cook very quickly, it is better to alternate them with cherry tomatoes or mushrooms for example, which will also cook quite quickly.
However, the “pepper” option is not excluded! It is simply enough topre-cook, to avoid ending up with crunchy peppers and overcooked meat !
Here’s how to proceed: Rinse the peppers, cut them in 2, remove the seeds and white membranes then brush them with oil using a brush. Place the pepper halves on the barbecue grill and cook them, turning them regularly.t, until the desired texture.
Now all you have to do is cut the peppers into squares and alternate them with the meat on your skewers.

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Choose the right size!

One of the secrets to success is simply to cut food to size. In practice, cut cubes large enough for the meat (and all of regular size for uniform cooking) and finer pieces of pepper, which will cook more slowly.

The right technique for successful skewers

To obtain perfect skewers, a few precautions and basic rules are necessary.
Opt for theare good pieces. For lamb, choose leg or shoulder, for pork, filet mignon is ideal, and for beef, prefer cuts such as rump steak or whiting. Do not hesitate to ask your butcher for advice.
Do you prefer fish skewers? Opt for fish with firm flesh: salmon or monkfish will be perfect
Think marinade ! Macerate your skewers in a mixture of olive oil/just lemon/thyme or, more exotic, soy sauce/honey/ginger and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours. This will enhance the flavor of your skewers and prevent them from sticking to the barbecue grill.
Soak your skewers in water for about 30 minutes before adding the ingredients. This will prevent them from burning and blackening when cooking.
Prepare your barbecue early! You need good embers for the skewers to cook optimally.. Absolutely avoid flames which will burn food!

Read also :
Our recipe ideas for a barbecue that changes
Skewers to set the barbecue and aperitif on fire!
Barbecue: 10 original skewer recipes

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Béatrice Vigot-Lagandré

Food Editor

Always passionate about the world of gastronomy, I have worked as an author and journalist for several years. Curious, I like to try new recipes and I’m always on the lookout for culinary experiences. My …


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