Most skewers are made out of metal or bamboo. If you’re using bamboo, soak them before cooking/grilling. To prevent wooden skewers from burning follow the following tips:
- Submerge skews in room-temperature water for 30-60 minutes before grilling.
- Remove excess water by laying skewers on paper towels.
- Soak a few extra skewers, just in case you break some.
- Or soak the whole package of skewers, drain them well and put the extras in your freezer to pull out as needed.
*If you don’t want to soak then use stainless steel or metal skewers. They do not require any soaking and can be reused.
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