By Jen Higgins of @higginspired
I love nothing more than having friends or family over. What I don’t really care for is being stuck in the kitchen preparing food or the clean-up associated with serving a large group. Solve both of these problems by serving your guests their meals on a stick! Take the party outside and entertain around an open flame while you fire up these six, easy skewer recipes!
One thing to note: these recipes can be cooked on wooden skewers or over a fire pit with metal sticks like the brand-new Solo Stove Sticks.
While your fire is heating up, serve your guests these no-cook Caprese skewers:
1. Caprese Skewers
All you need is cherry tomatoes, Ciliegine (aka mini fresh mozzarella balls) and basil. Alternate each ingredient on your skewer and drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Add some thin sliced salami or pepperoni to spice it up a bit!
Leftover-option: remove from skewers and toss with arugula, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze.
Now it’s time for the main course! These three options are sure to please:
2. Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Soy Sauce, Fresh Ginger and Toasted Sesame Seeds
by Bobby Flay
There is no explanation necessary here and I guarantee your guests will love this dish. The Soy Sauce and Ginger combo really steal the show!
Leftover-option: Leave these on the stick and eat them right out of the fridge. They’re the perfect summer snack.
3. Steak Taco on a Stick
Is there anything better than Tacos? YES, Tacos on a stick! These are sure to please and feature one of my favorite summer sides: corn on the cob.
Leftover-option: In the rare event that you have leftovers, you can remove the skewer and serve over rice or lettuce for an epic taco bowl! Top with sour cream and hot sauce for a leftover meal almost as good as the original.
4. Flame Grilled Chicken and Peach Saltimbocca Skewers
by Serious Eats
Summer is the perfect season to incorporate stone fruits like peaches into your diet. Don’t be afraid to fire these up over your Bonfire because this recipe is the perfect sweet and savory opportunity to do just that.
Leftover-option: Throw the fixings on a baguette and add some fresh mozzarella and you’re set with a delicious sandwich!
5. Hot Dog on a Stick – no recipe needed!
The new Solo Stove Sticks are the perfect tool for this. Each stick (four come in a pack) features twin-pronged construction to increase control and ensure a great roast.
Leftover Option: Hot Dog Casserole. Hear me out on this one, if kids are involved, this dish is sure to please. Cut up the franks and mix in with the macaroni and cheese of your choice.
No meal is complete without dessert and when a Bonfire is involved there is no treat more appropriate than S’mores! I’m going to throw you a curveball here and suggest you try (drumroll please):
6. Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores
Swap your graham crackers for some delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies and you’ve got an edible game-changer! Add a fire-roasted marshmallow and some extra chocolate if you wan to kick it up a notch. If you’re craving s
Leftover option: not a chance, let’s be honest 🙂