Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Flexible Skewers


The fall has gotten away from me, but I am now getting around to bring my massive numbers of readers up to date on some of my discoveries.  Some people already know about these gadgets, but these gadgets are new to me.  Sure, I could have posted this and similar articles before Christmas, but what would be the fun in that?  Now, you can go buy some cooking gadgets and save some money.

Back in an earlier post on tailgating, I showed off some neat flexible skewers that I found while shopping at Wegmans.  They allow on to cook some tasty chunks of food on almost any sized grill.  Since tailgating involves using small grills, at least for me, these flexible skewers allow efficient use of limited space.  They also allow the food to be stored in differnt sized containers, than when using those long and straight skewers.  I sometimes have trouble finding containers that are a good size for more traditional skewers, esepecially when the desire is to marinate the items on the skewer.  You could try zip loc bags, but I always poke holes in the bags.  Then, the goo from the meat leaks all over the cooler and now there is raw food yuck in the cooler.  That can be bad, as in a hospital stay for your tailgate guests, if you can actually get anyone to come to your tailgate party.

VT vs. Arkansas State Tailgate
Flexible Skewers in Action (click to enlarge)
So cut up meat, chicken, veggies or what ever your tastes are and load up the skewers.  Chicken is always great because chicken soaks up the marindae flavor, but you can use whatever you like.  By the way, no links here.  You can do a quick google search on flexible skewers and find plenty of them online.  Just go to your favorite search engine, and search for flexible skewers and you will find many places to make your purchase.

To see the flexible skewers in action, go take a look at the article (click here) that shows the skewers in action. This dish did actually generate some buzz in the parking lot, when people saw me waving around the meat in this manner.  You can also see some pictures that show the several stages of the skewers in action on the above link.

Check back for more on some useful little things for cooking, that you did not even know that you need.  Please, don't forget a comment or two below.

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