I don’t know about you, but I never seem to have the time or think far enough ahead to do as much marinating as I’d like to. But we recently came across a new product that resolves this dilemma.
It’s a grilling product with the rather clever name Bar-B Skews. We discovered them on the Australian website onfood.com.au.
Bar-B-Skews are a natural way of marinating meats from the inside out. You use them as you would any skewers to create ka-bobs. But these babies impart flavors to the meat, seafood, vegetables or whatever you’ve skewered.
The infused wooden skewers are the result of a collaboration between food innovator Vic Cherikoff of Vic Cherikoff Food Services and brand strategist/designer David Keslake. They come in such varieties as Hot Chili, Crushed Garlic, Thai Basil, Fresh Coconut and Rainforest Lime.
Bar-B Skews are heat-activated. â€˜It is actually difficult, if not impossible, to get a similar result from a liquid marinade,â€™ says Cherikoff. Plus, he adds, â€˜Most marinades contain some sugars and oil and are therefore prone to charring.â€™
By comparison, Bar-B Skews are near zero fat, according to Cherikoff, and deliver a really clean, all natural flavor. They can be ordered online at www.cherikoff.net/shop. cherikoff.net/shop.
Closer to home (well, my home, anyway), Callisons Fine Foods makes a similar product called Seasoned Skewers, available in such flavors as Citrus Rosemary, Garlic Herb, Honey Bourbon, and Indian Mango Curry. We found these at TheNibble.com.
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