Meat kabobs are one of the most popular things for grilling. And while mixed kabobs make a nice presentation, some experts recommend grilling meats and vegetables on separate skewers, since their cooking times may differ considerably. (The result with mixing kabobs can be undercooked meat or overcooked veggies.)

A few more pointers:

  • Don't pack meat pieces tightly unless you want them cooked rare to medium-rare. If you want the meat medium to well-done, arrange the pieces with a little space between them.
  • Cut meat, poultry and fish into equally sized cubes.
  • Skewer vegetable pieces so that their widest area gets exposed to the grill. For example, round zucchini slices should be pierced through the skin, not through their centers.