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How to Cook Meat Shish Kabobs on an Open Fire

author image Nicole Carlin
Nicole Carlin is a registered yoga teacher. Her writing has been published in yoga and dance teacher training manuals for POP Fizz Academy. Carlin received a Masters of Arts in gender studies from Birkbeck University in London and a Bachelors of Arts in psychology from Temple University, Philadelphia.
How to Cook Meat Shish Kabobs on an Open Fire
Shish kabobs on skewers. Photo Credit: blinow61/iStock/Getty Images

There's nothing quite like the experience of cooking your own meat over an open fire pit. Whether you are on a camping trip or in your own backyard, cooking shish kabobs over an open fire is a back-to-basics meal that is as delicious as it is simple. You can experiment with marinades and glazes, but a mix of chicken, beef or seafood and vegetables lightly seasoned with salt and pepper should have your taste buds watering.

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Step 1

Chop up the vegetables into large chunks. The mushrooms do not need to be chopped and can be cooked as is.

Step 2

Slide the meat and vegetables onto sharpened skewers. Alternate between the vegetables and meat to create an aesthetically pleasing presentation.

Step 3

Hold the skewers over the fire for 15 to 20 minutes, turning frequently.

Step 4

Check that the meat is cooked. Chicken should not have any pink flesh left inside. Beef is safe to eat with a pink center and shrimp should be opaque and pink on the outside.

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