Marinated Vegetable Kebabs
April 10, 2011 by Eating Abroad
Our tiny electric balcony grill was put into action this weekend.
I came home from work on Friday and made a quick lemon dill marinade, based off of the lemon thyme marinade which was my standby last grill season.
I chopped up a handful of fresh dill, grated the zest of 1/2 a lemon…
added the juice of 1/2 a lemon, some salt, red pepper flakes, olive oil and a dollop of sweet mustard. Once whisked together, I added a bunch of aging vegetables.
Mushrooms, red and green peppers, zucchini and red onions.
Once the lid was on, these veggies were given a good shake to distribute the marinade.
I thought we would have the kebabs for dinner Friday night, but we ended up spending the evening drinking beer and playing in the park by the Rhine.
Josh’s diverse beer collection.
Friday was such a gorgeous Spring day.
The two German boyfriends from our group.
Living in Europe and hanging out with friends in the park after work, who wouldn’t want this life?
Monkey see, monkey do.
Lucky for us, Matt and Josh both have adorable little boys who provided most of the entertainment for the evening.
Lucky for them, Jan brought his bike and trailer to entertain the boys.
After detaching the trailer from the bike, the boys took turns pulling one another around. It was a fun, relaxing, simple Friday night.
So, rather than veggie kebabs, I had a falafel sandwich for dinner. While we were out, the kebabs were back home, soaking up the marinade.
On Saturday, after marinating for 20 hours, I finally grilled the vegetables. I was worried that the mushrooms would fall apart so tried to place sturdier vegetables around them. I added a couple of potatoes to the skewers as well.
I turned my little electric grill to high power and added the prepared kebabs.
Keeping a careful eye on the grill, I rotated the veggies as they began to darken.
The charred red peppers were the best!
Eaten alongside garlic herb bread, I pulled the veggies off of the kebabs to enjoy as a grilled salad topping.
Fresh and scrumptious!