Monday, June 4, 2012

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken & Sausage Kebabs

3 scallions, chopped
4 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tbls soy sauce
3 tbls olive oil
1 1/2 tbls salt
1 tbls packed brown sugar
1 tbls fresh thyme leaves
2 tsp ground allspice
2 tsp black pepper
3/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 large chicken breasts, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2" pieces
1 (16 oz) pkg smoked sausage, sliced into 1 1/2" rounds


1. Mix marinade and chicken in gallon-size zipper-lock plastic bag; seal bag and refrigerate, turning once or twice, until chicken has marinated fully, at least 3 and up to 24 hours.

2. Build a medium-low fire in grill (you can hold your hand 5 inches above grill surface for 5 seconds).

3. Meanwhile, lightly coat vegetables and/or fruit by tossing in medium bowl with oil and salt and pepper to taste.

4. Remove chicken and sausage chunks from bag; discard marinade. Thread a portion of chicken and vegetables (if desired) onto 10 sets of double skewers, (see illustration below). Grill, turning each kebab one quarter turn every 2 minutes, until chicken and vegetables and/or fruit are lightly browned and meat is fully cooked, about 8 minutes total for white meat . Check for doneness by cutting into one piece when it looks opaque on all sides. Remove kebabs from grill when there is no pink at the center. Serve immediately.