Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bamboo Skewer Tip

Ever have one of those weeks where you try so hard and come tantalizingly close but keep hitting a wall?

I tried for three days trying to convert the Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich into a kabob for the summer grill. We were going to call it a "Top Down Hot Brown" (great name idea from Alexis) but I just couldn't get the kabob to end up as a fitting conversion of the original. Eight different configurations ranged from almost edible, to edible, to almost good. But none were "it". I finally just walked away from it.

On the bright side, tonight's Thai grilled turkey breast came out exceptionally well. It's for a project I'm working on and you'll see in a few weeks, but we were very happy with it.

Tomorrow night, I'm working on a real post, but in the mean time, here is a tip for soaking BBQ skewers for grilling. It's not a huge revelation, but it is something I learned after trying to soak them a few other ways.

Help me feel better. Tell me about the hardest you have worked for a recipe that just ended up not working out to your expectations.