Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hula Kebabs


  
           If we were to go out to lunch together...I can almost guarantee you that if there was
           pineapple anything on the menu, that's what I would be ordering. I truly can't get
           enough of it in my life. Have you ever had a pineapple burger?? It's divine and I will
           have to post that recipe for you soon. So, making these kebabs was a no brainer. A
           true win, win. Serve it over coconut-pineapple rice and this girl is in heaven.

                                                             Hula Kebabs

           1 kielbasa cut into 1 inch chunks
           half of a pineapple, cut into chunks
           1 green bell pepper, cut into chunks
           2 teaspoons sherry (optional)
           1 teaspoon sesame oil
           1 red onion, cut into chunks
           3 tablespoons soy sauce
           3 to 4 tablespoons brown sugar
           1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
           1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
        
          1) In a shallow dish, mix soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, sesame oil, ginger and
          garlic powder. Stir in the kielbasa, pineapple, green pepper and red onion and stir
          until well coated. Cover and marinate for at least 2 hours.
          2) Preheat the grill to med-high heat.
          3) Lightly oil the grill grate. Layer your kielbasa and veggies onto the skewers.
          Grill 15 to 20 or until veggies are tender. A perfect Summer meal.
      

64 comments:

  1. I love it too..it is always the sweet point of a meal for me...this looks so dang delish! ;D

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  2. Ooo that looks lovely. I love pineapple on all sorts of savory foods. Pizza being one (pineapple and bacon is great), chicken sandwiches with teriyaki and pineapple, etc.

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  3. I love pineapple, too. I have to admit, though, that it was the kielbasa in your picture that really made me excited.

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  4. Here is my question to you.. how do you stay so skinny!?

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  5. yum! i loveee kebabs! and pineapple for that matter :) xo jillian

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  6. Yay, for all of us pineapple lovers!!! Portion control!!! =))

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  7. I'm a pineapple fiend too. Especially since I got preggo! I'm eating like 2 a week :)

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  8. Add me to the "Pineapple Lovers" list!! Kebabs are one of my favorite things to eat on the weekends. I love to have it with rice pilaf and a good spring salad...YUM! Thank you for sharing the recipe. We will be grilling these this weekend. You should seriously do food photography for a living, your pictures are AMAZING! XO ~Liz

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  9. I love love love pineapple skewers and pineapple burgers are my fave too. Next time I will have to make pineapple coconut rice, that just sounds divine.

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  10. So fancy! What a great summer dinner idea!

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  11. all of your food just looks so beautiful!! yum :)

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  12. Yum! This looks like something I should try pronto! :)

    I have a recipe for Hawaiian Meatloaf which I'm actually making tonight! :)

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  13. Oops forgot to mention it has pineapple in it! :)

    Here it is,

    http://womenlivingwell-courtney.blogspot.com/2010/07/tasty-tuesday-hawaiian-meatloaf.html

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  14. love your kabob skewer! so cool!!!!! gorgeous photo too! =)

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  15. I love pineapple and am going to a bbq this weekend where kebabs are on the menu. Jackpot!

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  16. Wow, Val that is an amazing picture! Literally I am drooling over it right now! This looks so yummy!

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  17. We need to go for dinner:)
    How do you make your meals look like art?

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  18. i am a pineapple girl too--and no i have never had a pineapple burger! wow! this looks so delish~ perfect for a summer bbq:)

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  19. fun recipe...and gorgeous picture!

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  20. Add me to the pineapple list! And I'd love it with kielbasa, it looks fantastic.

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  21. so that picture is really from a magazine, right? I mean, you didn't cook that and then take a pic, right? because that would be a little too amazing. HOW DO YOU DO IT? If I ever make it over to your neck of the woods, will you cook for me??

    or when I make it big and I'm a billionaire, I will fly you this way for the weekend and we can hang out, have a few glasses of wine and you can cook for me then, ok? deal? :)

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  22. Raven-anytime you come down this way!! We can have like a cooking class with great wine and I will show you all the prep work it takes to actually make this food look this way! I have not had a warm meal in a year! HA. Let's hang out soon!

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  23. WHAT? Not a warm meal in a year? ok, maybe instead of YOU cooking for ME, I will come to your place and cook you some nice mac and cheese and serve it to you piping got haha!!!

    I know I've asked you this a million times, but where do you live in CA? I know it's southern...

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  24. Girl- Mac&Cheese it is!! I like a little cheese with my wine...LOL. I live just North of LA.

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  25. What a stunning photo! I LOVE pineapple. Great recipe!

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  26. I love pineapple but only by itself. I'm a weirdo and don't like fruit with my food. I don't like fruit cooked either. *runs and hides*

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  27. Yum! This recipe looks & sounds so tasty! But what I'm loving even more than grilled pineapple is those curly skewers you used. What a pretty presentation! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Looks delish! One of my favorite desserts is the pineapple upside down cake at Grand Lux Cafe! We go every year on the day before Thanksgiving!

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  29. wow just the skewers make me want to cook this recipe!

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  30. Those kebabs look amazing! I love the sound of the coconut pineapple rice - yum!

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  31. Yep, your right- we must sell our house and move next to you. those kebabs just sealed the deal. Heavenly doesn't even describe what that picture says. They look magazine picture perfect and I can just taste the juicy goodness!

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  32. you and i are totally alike with our love for pineapple. i have never had pineapple burger! but for some reason...it sounds INSANELY good!!! please share that soon! <3 have a great weekend Val!

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  33. Wow, I must be a follower, because we have so much in common! I'm all about coffee, carbs, and a wee bit of sarcasm...The kebabs look good and great photography! Ciao form Newport Beach!!

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  34. I love pineapple! Especially now that it's summer. This recipe looks delish!!

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  35. This looks awesome! You can't ever go wrong with anything tropical like pineapple!!

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  36. woah check out that swirly skewer! That's rad. I double that pineapple opinion. Nothing better than a fresh, ripe pineapple on a summer day.

    I'm about to dig through your site for some cupcakes for my niece's birthday coming up, I know she would love any recipe of yours!

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  37. look at that beautiful presentation, LOVE this!

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  38. Those skewers in the picture are so interesting! I can't figure out how you get the food on and off them...

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  39. Hannah-they are like half moons. I have 4 on the plate circled.

    A lot of people emailed me about the skewers, asking where I bought them and you can get them at Home goods!!

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  40. I'm a big fan of grilled pineapple and this looks great! Love the skewers!

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  41. ey lovely,

    Your foodie photos are just so great!! They make my mouth literally waaaaater!!! So yummy-looking!

    Sarahx

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  42. Visiting from Megan's Get Out of Town blog that I wrote about San Francisco! Thanks so much for your comment! :)

    This looks amazing---I may just have to try this recipe out!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  43. So so yummy! I found you through my buddy Megan at Honey We're Home! I am a so cal girl as well. Great blog:)

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  44. Val, I am definately trying this one. I love your rounded skewer.
    Linda

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  45. Val this looks amazing. I love pineapple too and how yummy paired with kielbasa!

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  46. Looks like grilling perfection to me! The marinade sounds awesome :)

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  47. I am a pineapple lover too Val!! Can't get enough! These kabobs sound heavenly!!

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  48. Oh yum Val! These look fabulous. As much as I am totally craving these kabobs can I say that I am dying to know where you got your skewers? They are just so cool! I've never seen anything like them before. Okay so now I want to make this recipe AND I want your skewers. ;)

    Heather

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  49. I am so glad you left a comment on my blog so I could find you!!! Your blog is amazing and like you, I drink way too much caffeine, I love carbs, and don't even get me started on Target. Love your blog, now your newest follower :) XO

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  50. I will definitely be needing more posts like this to get me motivated for some summer grilling! Yummy

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  51. this looks amazing! i love your posts. what a great idea. i love your photos as well :-) they are great.

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  52. These sounds great so good! I don't know if I can put pineapple on my husband's kebob and there will be some on mine :)

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  53. I'm not a fan of pineapple but this still looks divine!!

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  54. Grilled veggies and kielbasa? Sign me up! Looks delicious.

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  55. Kielbasa is such a comfort food for me. We always had it for dinner growing up. I have never had is mixed with pineapple but, I to LOVE pineapple so, I can only imagine I would go nuts for this.

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  56. Yummmm!!!! Your photography is so beautiful. Every picture of food has me drooling...and it's only 9 a.m.

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  57. Oh my goodness! Is it lunchtime yet??? And if you love pineapple - you MUST go to Bora Bora one day. Tahiti has the world's BEST pineapple!

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  58. o delectable and delicious! Perfect summmertime meal!

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  59. Those look delicious= seriously yum yum yummy

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  60. I have such a thing for kebabs in the summer -- I don't know what it is. These look absolutely delectable!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  61. I love the name of these! They'd be awesome with some coconut rice.

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  62. Holy Yum!! I love anything with pineapple and coconut in the same sentence!!

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  63. Hi Val! (my DD's name, too!)

    I made your Hula Kebabs & they were wonderful. Sent the recipe to my sisters & they both made them, too, & loved them as much as I did.

    I posted about them on my blog & gave you a shout out. Thanks again for sharing the recipe!

    fondly,
    Rett

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  64. thanks so much for letting me back in :) THIS is my favorite meal - when my dad asks if he can cook something for dinner THIS is what I request :) So much YUM. thanks Val!

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