Stop your grilled meats and veggies from rolling around on the grill by using the 2-skewer method!
We’ve All Been There…
Growing up, we either use soaked wooden skewers or those cheap metal skewers you either got for free from the butcher or the local supermarket that came in a pack of 6 for $1.
Sure they worked (sort of) but you inevitably burnt one side of the veggies or meat as it either:
- kept rolling around; or
- stuff just fell off (because it kept rolling around on the skewer and it’s burnt to a crisp as it ended up in the coals
Make Grilled Kabobs Like A Pro
So there’s no super secret trick to this. Honestly, all you need are either
- 2 individual skewers (*note: if you use wood, please soak them for at least 30 minutes prior to grilling)
- Larger Super Skewer Barbecue Skewers (these are 17-18″ long on a single handle)
- Smaller Double BBQ Skewers (2 skewer rods on a single handle)
Why Double Skewers Work
By using 2 skewers you are making it virtually impossible for the food to flip or flip around on the rod while you’re turning it. Now you can use 2 individual skewers which work perfectly fine but you have to make sure you pick them up at the same time and you flip them at the same time.
For me, I prefer to use the ones I have in the picture above (Super Skewer Skewers) on my bigger grills. Those I love using for my picanha or when I’m feeding a ton of folks.
Flat Blade Skewers
So these work similarly to how the double skewer method works. I see these most often used for Brazillan meats as they allow the meats to be carved directly off of the skewer.
The issue with these is that you need to have a thick and wide-enough blade so it will prevent the food from spinning. I have a thinner set of flat-blade skewers and every single time I tried to grill anything on them, regardless of the food size, the food would inevitably flip or roll around the blade making a ‘hole’ in the center of each item.
If you’ve had success with a set, I’d love to hear your recommendation of a brand that works.