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Around the world in 80 skewers? Yes, you can! We’ve got flavour-pairing ideas and recipes from North America to South America and beyond, covering your favourite kabobs, plus useful tips to ensure that every skewer is tender and juicy. Let’s get grilling!

North America

Three North-American-flavoured skewers including one beef, one chicken and one salmon on blue and white and gray plates with water glasses off to the side.

Let’s start with the mammoth continent of North America. We’ve got a skewer featuring your favourite flavours covered, from Cajun spices to Canadian maple syrup to Mexican chilies!

Sterling Silver® Top Sirloin Beef + Montreal-style BBQ marinade or three-pepper marinade + vegetables Ready-when-you-are kabobs can be customized for you at our Meat Dept. with any one of our marinade or vegetable options.
Ocean Wise Atlantic salmon or pork tenderloin + vegetables + maple chipotle marinade Ready-made kabobs from our Seafood Dept. can be customized with any one of our marinade or vegetable options.
Shrimp + vegetables + honey garlic marinade Ready-made kabobs from our Seafood Dept. can be customized with any one of our marinade or vegetable options.
Shrimp or chicken + vegetables + Cajun spice marinade Ready-made kabobs from our Meat and Seafood departments can be customized with any one of our marinade or vegetable options.
Scallops + maple syrup + butter + pepper. Get the recipe.
Beef + vegetables + spicy BBQ sauce + chipotle pepper. Get the recipe.
Pepperoni slices + pizza dough + cheese + tomato sauce. Get the recipe.
Smoked sausages + dill pickles + onions + honey mustard. Get the recipe
Jumbo black tiger shrimp + mango + sweet onion + chipotle BBQ sauce + cilantro. Get the recipe.
Chicken + avocado + tequila lime habanero BBQ sauce + red onion + lime juice. Get the recipe.
Mango + papaya + pineapple + tequila lime habanero BBQ sauce + butter + whipping cream. Get the recipe.
Banana + large marshmallows + chocolate chips + peanut butter cookies + maraschino cherries. Get the recipe
Strawberries + angel food cake + cinnamon + honey + Greek yogurt. Get the recipe.
Frozen mini tart shells + fruit jam + chocolate chips + egg. Get the recipe
Honeycrisp or Fuji apples + peanuts + sugar + butter + corn syrup + apple cider vinegar. Get the recipe.
Cream cheese + icing sugar + vanilla + vanilla pudding powder + butter + assorted toppings. Get the recipe.
Watermelon + apples + grapes + pineapple + lemon juice + honey + ground cinnamon or cardamom. Get the recipe.
Marshmallows + brownie pieces + graham cracker crumbs. Get the recipe.

South America

The South American-inspired kabobs, one with beef and potato, one potato and garlic, the last pork on blue plates with a bowl of chimichurri to the side.

Heading down to South America—the home of the potato, open-fire barbecuing and cumin-spiced meats served with herb-flecked chimichurri salsas—we bring you skewers that reflect this continent’s grilling culture.

Beef top sirloin + mini yellow-fleshed potatoes + garlic + ground cumin + mint + cilantro + cilantro chili lemon grillings.

Or try our ready-made Sterling Silver® Top Sirloin beef kabobs with our chimichurri marinade from our Meat Dept. that can be customized with any one of vegetable options. Get the recipe.

Beef top sirloin + onion + garlic + red wine vinegar + parsley + cayenne pepper + lime juice. Get the recipe.
Boneless pork loin centre chops + ground cumin + ginger seasoning paste + roasted garlic seasoning paste + olive oil. Get the recipe.
Mini red or white potatoes + garlic + fresh rosemary + lemon juice + olive oil. Get the recipe.
Cubed beef tenderloin or sirloin + crushed garlic + beer (IPA) + scallions + ground cumin + olive oil
Thin-cut beef skirt steak + orange juice + crushed garlic + achiote powder + ground cumin + salt + vegetable oil

Europe

Three kinds of European-inspired kabobs on three different platters: one that’s gray, blue and white with water glasses in the background and a blue napkin.

Grab your plates and fill them with the robust fresh flavours of the Mediterranean, with such countries as Greece, Italy, Spain, and France all represented. Bon voyage!

Angus beef meatballs + zucchini + red pepper + red onion + Greek dressing + feta cheese. Get the recipe.
Veal scallopini + cremini mushrooms + green onions + lemon juice + garlic. Get the recipe.
Italian sausages + canned marinated artichoke hearts + cherry tomatoes. Get the recipe.
Cubed pork tenderloin + mushrooms + zucchini + red wine vinegar + olive oil + oregano + garlic. Get the recipe
Lamb shoulder cubed chops + zucchini + cherry tomatoes + herbes de Provence + red onion. Get the recipe.
Gruyère cheese + Serrano ham + green olives + sherry vinegar + thyme + honey. Get the recipe

Black tiger shrimp + zucchini + red pepper + red onion + Compliments Piri Piri Marinade

Or try our ready-made chicken kabobs with our piri piri marinade from our Meat Dept. that can be customized with any one of our vegetable options. Get the recipe.

Prosciutto + navel oranges + Greek olives + balsamic vinegar. Get the recipe.
Chicken, firm white fish or shrimp + lemon juice + lemon zest + fresh rosemary + diced garlic
Chicken, firm white fish or shrimp + smoked paprika + fresh thyme + hot sauce + sherry vinegar
Cherry tomatoes + cubed halloumi cheese + basil leaves + cubed sourdough bread + olive oil + garlic + red wine vinegar

Pan Pacific

Three Pan-Asian style skewers including chicken, pork belly and shrimp on green-lined platter and a gray platter with orange beverage to one side.

Revel in the umami-bursting flavours of the Pan Pacific region, with recipes ranging from Korean-style BBQ skewers, Thai-inspired curries, and Japanese-style izakaya favourites, all from the comfort of your own grill!

Chicken breast cubes + smoked pork belly + vegetables + Korean-style BBQ marinade Ready-when-you-are kabobs can be customized for you at our Meat Dept. with any one of our marinade or vegetable options.
Cubed New York strip loin steaks + soy sauce + grated ginger + garlic + sesame oil + chili flakes. Get the recipe.
Extra large black tiger shrimp + roasted garlic seasoning paste + mango + pineapple + curry powder. Get the recipe.
Extra large black tiger shrimp + roasted garlic seasoning paste + mango + pineapple + curry powder. Get the recipe.
Top sirloin beef steak + soy sauce + mirin + sesame oil + grated ginger + garlic + hot chili flakes + green onion. Get the recipe.
Chicken tenders + lime juice + brown sugar + grated ginger + garlic. Get the recipe
Beef or chicken cubes + soy sauce + brown sugar + garlic + grated ginger + sake
Cubed salmon + rice vinegar + soy sauce + brown sugar + grated ginger + garlic. Get the recipe.
Cubed pork tenderloin + soy sauce + hot sauce + brown sugar. Get the recipe.
Cubed pork butt + 7Up + soy sauce + white vinegar + brown sugar + oyster sauce + crushed garlic + Thai chilies + sesame oil + banana ketchup
Cubed chicken or beef tenderloin + sesame oil + soy sauce + crushed garlic + grated ginger + sugar + chili flakes + sesame seeds

Caribbean

Three Caribbean-inspired kabobs including pork and chicken with glazes and pineapple pieces on cream coloured platters with a napkin off to the side.

Turn your backyard, balcony, cottage, or lakeside tent into a Caribbean oasis with these island-friendly flavours. From jerk-style chicken to pork and pineapple skewers, all you have to do is bring the grill!

Cubed boneless chicken thighs + zucchini + pineapple passion fruit juice + apple cider vinegar + canola oil. Get the recipe.
Cubed pork loin + fresh pineapple + soy sauce + ginger seasoning paste + red onion + bacon. Get the recipe.
Cubed chicken thigh + veggies + Compliments Ginger Ale Soda + lime juice + soy sauce + garlic + allspice + Spirited Mickie Dark & Stormy BBQ Sauce. Get the recipe.
Cubed salmon + garlic + jalapeño + allspice + brown sugar + cinnamon + soy sauce + lime zest. Get the recipe.
Cubed boneless salmon + orange juice + hot sauce + light brown sugar + garlic + green onions. Get the recipe.
Protein of your choice cubed + veggies + orange juice + allspice + garlic + jalapeño
Black tiger shrimp + cayenne pepper sauce + roasted red peppers + lemon juice + garlic + parsley. Get the recipe
Firm white fish cubes (halibut, snapper, seabass) + cilantro + lime juice + olive oil + garlic + paprika + ground cumin + Scotch Bonnet pepper + red onion
Cubed lamb + jerk seasoning paste + honey + fresh thyme + lime juice + green chilies
Cubed pork tenderloin + red bell pepper + onion + lime juice + allspice + cayenne pepper + vegetable oil. Rum glaze: Rum + butter + lime juice + brown sugar
Pineapple + light brown sugar + butter + cream + rum. Get the recipe.

Africa

 Three kinds of African-inspired kabobs included ground lamb, chicken and beef with crushed peanuts in one dish and lemon wedges off to the side. From the souks of Northern Africa to the earthy spices of the south, Africa has a whole continent of fabulous skewer flavour pairings ready for your grill.

From the souks of Northern Africa to the earthy spices of the south, Africa has a whole continent of fabulous skewer flavour pairings ready for your grill.

Ground lamb + onion + fresh mint + lemon + garlic. Get the recipe.
Ground turkey + garlic + parsley + ground cumin + coriander + cinnamon. Get the recipe.
Cubed chicken thigh or breast + harissa paste + olive oil + salt + fresh mint. Get the recipe.
Cubed lamb shoulder (with some fat remaining) + chopped red onion + lemon juice and zest + fresh cilantro + fresh mint + ground cumin + paprika + black pepper
Cubed chicken breast + pineapple juice + dried thyme + chili powder + ground cumin + coriander + cayenne pepper + cinnamon stick + ginger powder + chopped onion + salt
Cubed chicken or pork + raisins + cayenne pepper + pomegranate molasses + olive oil + red pepper + Peppadew peppers and juice + pepper (blitz in blender for marinade, save half for dipping)
Sliced zucchini rings + bell peppers + red onion + mushrooms + olive oil + lemon juice + sweet paprika + ground cumin + cilantro + parsley + pepper + garlic powder
Roasted beets + ghee + fenugreek or black cardamom + cayenne pepper + paprika + ground ginger + coriander + feta
Strips or cubed beef strip loin + ground roasted peanuts + smoked paprika + cayenne pepper + ground ging
Cubed goat or lamb + fresh ginger + cilantro + ground cumin + coriander + turmeric + black peppercorns
Cubed boneless chicken thigh + onion + lemon or lime juice + cilantro + thyme + green pepper + garlic + ginger
Cubed white fish + red onion + tomatoes + garlic powder + onion powder + allspice + nutmeg + dried basil + cayenne pepper

India

Three Indian-inspired kabobs including flaky white fish, chicken and blistered tomatoes with crushed chilis off to the side in a blue dish.

Head straight to your spice cabinet and get ready to bring the flavours of India to your backyard BBQ! From takeout staples like butter chicken and tikka masala to heady vindaloo and smoky Chettinad, this list is your ticket to the spice capital of the world!

Tip: Best enjoyed served with naan bread or flaky paratha (cut into bite-size portions) and a side of mint or coriander chutney. Use mild, medium, or spicy sauce/seasoning options to taste.

Cubed chicken thighs + tandoori spice paste + beet juice + yogurt + lime juice + Thai red chilies + garlic + grated ginger. Get the recipe
Cubed halibut + curry powder + ginger seasoning paste + cilantro. Get the recipe.
Cubed salmon + salt + pepper + curry powder or chaat masala (½ tsp) + vegetable oil. Get the recipe.
Scallops + lime juice + curry powder or chana masala + coconut milk + soy sauce. Get the recipe.
Scallops + lime juice + mango curry BBQ sauce or mango chutney + chopped chives. Get the recipe.
Cubed pork tenderloin + tamarind chutney (6 tbsp) + minced garlic (5-6 cloves) + red chili flakes (1/2 tsp) + freshly chopped cilantro for garnish
Air-chilled chicken breast cubes + butter chicken cooking sauce (6 tbsp) + melted butter (2 tbsp) + garam masala (1/2 tsp) + freshly chopped cilantro (for garnish)
Cubed beef tenderloin + red onion + bell peppers + tikka masala (6 tbsp) + bihari kabob masala (1 ½ tsp) + chopped mint leaves + juice of half a lemon
Paneer cheese + bell peppers + red onion + coriander chutney (6 tbsp) + cumin seeds (1/2 tsp) + yogurt (3 tbsp) + curry powder (1/2 tsp) + ghee (clarified butter 1 tbsp)
Cubed halibut or salmon + Madras cooking sauce (5 tbsp) + curry leaves (10-15) + mustard seeds (1/4 tsp) + unsweetened coconut flakes for garnish

How to cook kabobs on the grill

Whether your favourite kabob is beef, pork, chicken, lamb, or seafood, we’ve got grilling tips, cooking temperatures, and tasty ideas for you to keep in mind for the best kabobs ever. It’s like takeout, only better.

  • Using bamboo skewers? Soak them in water for 30 minutes to avoid flare-ups.
  • Cook on grill at range of 190°C to 230°C (375°F to 450°F).
  • Charcoal grill? Move food closer to or away from hottest coals as needed.

Cooking time for skewers

  1. The timing will vary based on temperature and protein, but eight to 10 minutes is a suitable time to start checking for doneness.
  2. Tip: Have a meat thermometer handy. Safe internal temperatures vary for each protein type, and it will give you the best indication of doneness.

How to use marinades

Small cuts of meat and boneless poultry, like you would have for skewers, need just an hour or two to marinate, and very little chunks of meat, vegetables, firm tofu, and tender fish only require up to 30 minutes. Shellfish such as shrimp should not be marinated for more than 30 minutes; any longer than that and you risk making them tough. Stay food safe by discarding any marinade that has been in contact with raw meat. Making a marinade without a recipe? Here’s how: The basic marinade is a combination of acid, oil, seasonings, and salt, although you can omit the acid if tenderizing isn’t the goal. While the proportions are flexible, the basic formula includes one part oil, one part acid, one to two parts seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the ratio of acid to oil depending on how much you want it to break down any toughness in the main ingredient. For more information on marinades and kabob grilling tips and tricks, visit our How to Grill Kabobs & Skewers 101 article.

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