Can you tell I have a skewering fetish yet? <sigh> Everything you skewer always looks so pretty and appetizing. Whether it's a kebab of fruit, chicken, beef etc. It is so appealing, it calls to you; "pick me, what are you waiting for"? See? I know! We do eat with our eyes first, so that probably has something to do with it.
This is such a simple, simple recipe and as you can see the presentation...
Did I mention very budget friendly too? All you need are meatballs and cherry or grape tomatoes and skewers. That's it. How easy right? The reason why I absolutely love using meatballs is because you do not have to marinade them. All the flavor is INSIDE the meatballs...
They are moist, bursting with flavor and just full of summer love!
I can tell you that I usually double the recipe because if your family is anything like mine, they like to sneak into the refrigerator for leftovers.
Ready for the recipe? Here we go;
Prep time: 20 minutes (include skewering)
Cook time: 15-18 minutes
Yield: 24 meatballs or 6 skewers
1lb ground beef (I used 90/10%)
1/2 cup bread crumbs (any kind)
1/4 cups water (trust me - this is what makes them so moist. You can certainly use white wine if you want)
1/8 cup Parmesan or Pecorino Roman grated cheese
1 small onion finely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint or parsley
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 egg slightly beaten
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Pinch of Kosher or Sea Salt & black pepper
6 bamboo skewers
-Prepare your meatballs, roll into 24 meatballs, set on a plate and place in refrigerator till ready to skewer. You can do this earlier in the day, I usually do. Or you can assemble and set aside.
-Rinse your cherry tomatoes and slightly dry. Pop one in your mouth, *what*? In a small bowl add your tomatoes. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle your dried seasonings, toss to coat all the tomatoes.
-Soak your bamboo skewers for about 10 minutes to ensure they are not going to burn on the grill.
-Preheat your grill to medium high heat.
-Take your meatballs out of the refrigerator let them warm up for a few minutes.
-Thread your skewers with the meatballs and tomatoes alternately.
-Grill till meatballs are cooked through and your tomatoes are nicely roasted.
-Take off of the grill and serve with your favorite side!!
How easy was that right? I know! Did I mention absolutely delicious too? Trust me, they are too die for!
Till next time!!
Dishin with Didi