Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (June 6 – 12)

Ice pops. Corn dogs. Caramel apples. There are plenty of snacks that simply wouldn’t be as delicious if they didn’t come on a stick, and the same goes for the following seven dinners. Whether you’re all about grilled steak skewers or salmon and summer squash kebabs, these skewer recipes will not disappoint. Not only are they fun to eat by default, but they’re also prime for dipping in everything from chimichurri sauce to garlic-lemon yogurt.

40 Skewer Recipes That Will Impress Every Guest at Your Cookout

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Shopping List

1 pound baby potatoes (red or yellow)
4 ears corn
4 lemons
Assorted vegetables, for serving
10 garlic cloves
1 red onion
2 pints cherry tomatoes
1 shallot
2 summer squash
1 pineapple
12 ounces collard greens
1 head red cabbage
4 medium carrots
2 medium peaches
One 1-inch piece ginger
2 limes
3 bunches parsley
1 bunch kale
2 bunches cilantro
1 bunch oregano
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch mint

2 pounds unpeeled shrimp
1 pound smoked andouille sausage
1½ pounds beef tenderloin
2 pounds salmon
1½ pounds pork tenderloin
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 stick unsalted butter
2 ounces heavy cream
6 ounces shredded fontina cheese
10 ounces plain whole Greek yogurt

Bread and crackers, for serving

Canned and Packaged Goods
4 ounces pineapple juice
2 ounces dry-roasted peanuts

Pantry Ingredients: chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, freshly ground black pepper, dried thyme, dried oregano, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, kosher salt, extra-virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, rice vinegar, ketchup, sriracha, soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch, peach or white balsamic vinegar, vegetable oil, sesame seeds, baharat

Monday: Shrimp Boil Skewers With Corn, Sausage And Potatoes

All the essentials of a shrimp boil, but in a mess-free, low-maintenance package. Just slather all the skewer ingredients in Cajun butter, pop them on the grill, lay them out on a newspaper-lined table and go to town.

Tuesday: Skillet Kale And Fontina Fondue

Using steel skewers or fondue forks to dip crudités, sliced apples, bread and meatballs is definitely the way to go when serving fondue. It feels fancier and keeps everyone’s fingers out of the molten cheese.

Wednesday: Steak Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce

These never fail to impress at a barbecue. Don’t let the steak intimidate you: The skewers only need about 5 minutes of grilling per side to cook to juicy perfection.

Thursday: Salmon And Summer Squash Kebabs

These unconventional kebabs scream summer. Feel free to up the seasonal ante by adding zucchini, tomatoes or bell peppers to the mix.

Friday: Sweet-and-sour Pork Skewers With Pineapple

Just look at those char marks. Come summer, we’ll take any opportunity to throw fresh pineapple on the grill. (This is the easiest way to cut one, BTW.) Serve the pork atop a bed of steamed white rice.

Saturday: Sriracha Shrimp Skewers With Collard-peach Salad

Following these pro tips will make this main even more delicious: Soak the wooden skewers in water for about 30 minutes before putting them on the grill so they can withstand the heat, and massage the collard greens to tenderize them.

Sunday: Chicken Kebabs With Garlic Lemon Yogurt

The chicken is seasoned with baharat, a Middle Eastern spice blend made from dried herbs, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg and coriander. It adds a warm, unique flavor to the dish, and makes the cooling yogurt sauce the ultimate pairing.

For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.

taryn pire

Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...