Use these ideas for skewer appetizers to create easy to eat and fun to make party pleasers
Appetizer skewers are easy to serve and only require a napkin to eat. Many can be cooked right on the stick making them even easier to serve.
Skewers appetizers are also referred to as kebabs or brochettes.
FYI: Skewers are not to be confused with kebabs, also spelled kababs and kebobs. Kebabs are usually prepared on longer skewers, hold larger pieces of meats and vegetables and are considered whole meals usually served with rice.
The actually skewer comes in a large variety of lengths, colors, shapes and materials. For appetizers, you can purchase plastic, wooden or metal skewers.
Choose skewers that are about 6-inches long. This is long enough to easily fit the food and have enough length to hold comfortably in the hand.
For ease in handling, longer skewers are also preferred if you will cook the food on the stick.
Easy, Tasty Combinations for Skewer Appetizers____
Pineapple, bell pepper and ham chunk
Cooked pork or chicken sausage cube, seedless grape
Breaded chicken nugget, mild hot pepper square, cheddar cheese cube
Mini meatball, pineapple chunk, green/red pepper square
Tomato wedge, sautéed mushroom and blue cheese
Cooked shrimp, avocado chunk dipped in lemon juice
Apple wedge wrapped in thin salami slice, cheese cube and cocktail onion
Onion or pineapple chunk and cheese cube
Chicken chunk, cheese cube and seedless grape
Cheese cube, soft bread cube, cucumber or pepper chunk or whole black olive
Cherry tomato halve or whole grape tomato, bocconcini and basil leaf
Cheese tortellini, sun-dried tomato (in olive oil), basil leaf