Should you soak bamboo skewers?

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Should you soak bamboo skewers?

When it comes to grilling, kabobs are a fun, adaptable, and simple way to serve a group—particularly a group with a variety of preferences and dietary concerns. Make skewers for the vegans at the party and mix up the meat and veggies. The bamboo skewer is a fantastic tool for this since it is cheap, widely available, and disposable, making cleanup simple. Your bamboo skewers may even be used again if they aren't overly burned after use.

Bamboo skewers have the drawback of maybe requiring some preparation prior to use. You might see instructions to soak bamboo skewers in water beforehand while reading recipes that call for them. But is this really required?There are two schools of thought on whether or not this is a must when grilling with skewers.

How to Soak

You simply need a pan big enough to contain your bamboo skewers, warm water, and at least 20 minutes if you decide to soak them. First, put the bamboo skewers in a pan filled with heated water. Ascertain that the skewers are completely immersed. The skewers should soak for at least 20 minutes and as long as 3 to 4 hours. Try soaking skewers in juice or wine for a more upscale look and deeper taste in your grilled food. Just make certain to pick something that goes well with the kabobs' meat and veggies.

Another suggestion for those who grill frequently is to soak the full box of bamboo skewers at once so they are prepared when you are. Drain well, put it in a plastic bag that can be sealed, and freeze. You can get your kabobs on the grill a lot faster, and they will keep just fine.


If all of this planning and decision-making doesn't appeal to you, you could choose to utilize metal skewers. Many are more readily accessible in greater lengths than bamboo, come with a useful handle, and are recyclable. The metal skewers with flat edges are what you want to search for since they tend to stop food from slipping and sliding around a bit better than the metal skewers with rounded edges.

Just keep in mind that metal becomes very, very hot! When taking the metal skewers off the grill, be careful to put on a pair of heat-resistant gloves. You may still cook the meal on the grill by utilizing a grill basket or the foil packet approach, regardless of whether you are short on time, discover you don't have any type of skewer in the home, or simply don't want to bother with sliding things onto a stick.

If you have a grill basket, all you need to do is pile the ingredients within the basket before placing it on the grill. As an alternative, you might place the meat and vegetable pieces on a large sheet of foil, cover it with oil or a marinade to keep the moisture in, and tightly wrap it. Although there won't be any grill marks on the meal, it will still taste a little smoky.

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