Wednesday, 25 January 2012 - 4 comments

USEFUL STUFF : Short Bamboo Skewers

It's always worth having some skewers in the house and these short ones are great because they fit into a griddle pan if you are making kebabs etc. I can't stand it when the long skewers hang over the edge of the pan as they lift the food up in certain areas and then it doesn't chargrill evenly. These are probably about a third shorter than the regular barbecue-style ones you see most frequently. Also, as you know, I have a bit of an aversion to grilling, so when I use a griddle pan, I don't have to presoak the skewers to stop them burning, as they are not in contact with the grill element.

Here's a little picture of them in use to whet your appetite, I'll share my chicken kebab recipe with you in coming's really yummy. The skewers are another great way to apportion weighed portions as I mentioned a couple of posts ago,("Problem solved: Portion perfection"). The presentation always looks really professional and interesting on the plate too. I also have a couple of lovely sweet ideas coming up which both use the skewers, so if you see some on your travels, try and stock up. I can't remember where I bought these short ones, but knowing me, it was probably a supermarket.


MEMO-short skewers on the shopping list!


Bradders 25 January 2012 at 16:36

Janey - love your blog- so interesting and attractive. Well done!

Janey 25 January 2012 at 16:57

Thanks Bradders! Some good posts on their way this week! Enjoy xxx

seenthelight 26 January 2012 at 11:39

Hi Janey - seems I am fed entirely via your recipes lately, yes, I am trying also to cut back due to my present 'brush with the back' situation, this means virtually no exercise.......Now, you mention short skewers. I have only found long ones so can you tell me where you find short ones please??

Am off to make your tuscan fish stew now having just devoured one crumpet and p. nut butter (naturally the low fat variety!!!!) Warburton's crumpets that is unless you have an even cheaper in points variety??!!

Janey 26 January 2012 at 12:02

Really sorry seenthelight! As I said in the post I can't actually remember where I bought them . Have a look in poundland, Lakeland and your usual supermarket . If I find them again, I will add the information to the post! So pleased you are enjoying the recipes ..... Lots more to come ! X

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