Using Wooden Skewers

Wooden skewers are a great way to cook a colorful combination of meats, fish and vegetables over a gas or charcoal grill.

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Svetoslav Nikolov
Using wooden skewers on a grill makes cleanup easy and ensures that smaller pieces don't fall in.

When using wooden skewers for kabobs, always soak them in water for 20 to 30 minutes before placing food on them. This will prevent the skewers from charring or burning while they're on the grill.

Also, be sure to separate foods that cook quickly from foods that take longer to cook, in order to prevent foods from being overcooked or undercooked.

Wooden skewers are not the only thing that will help keep food together and easy to manage over the coals. Aluminum foil has its place on the grill as well! Find out how to use it on the next page of this article.

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