Kebabs, skewers of meat and vegetables, are a great option for grilling season because you can flavor them in many ways, using a variety of marinades and spices. boogiebaby rubs chicken pieces with tandoori paste and skewers them with chunks of onion, and marinates chicken or lamb in Dijon mustard, olive oil, lots of chopped garlic, lemon juice, and chopped mint, skewering the meat with mushrooms and pearl onions.

Turkish shish kebab is “a keeper,” says nofunlatte. This Alton Brown recipe for beef kebabs is “simple and super-flavorful,” according to goodhealthgourmet, who spices it up by adding Aleppo pepper.

katecm enjoys grilled spicy beef skewers with chickpea sauce, and these cumin-scented beef kebabs are a favorite of biondanonima‘s. “The flap meat is key–nothing makes juicier or more tender, flavorful kebabs,” says biondanonima. “I usually triple the garlic and add a squeeze of lemon juice to the marinade as well.”

Other meats take well to skewering, too. “I like to slice spicy smoked sausages and skewer them within the loop of a shrimp, then give it all a glaze with smoked paprika, cayenne, brown sugar, vinegar, and some garlic oil,” says katecm. jill kibler calls grilled skewers of duck breast chunks, orange, and white onion seasoned with salt and pepper “glorious.”

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