Sunday, May 27, 2012

foodbuzz 24x24: kabobs from around the world (and beer too!)

This month Foodbuzz chose to sponsor my Kabobs from Around the World party idea! I had so much fun hosting a Foodbuzz 24x24 party last August and couldn't wait to do it again. Foodbuzz 24x24 is where 24 food bloggers each host a dinner party or in this case a kabob party on the same day and share their parties on each of their blogs. I've always loved trying foods from around the world and by making bite- sized kabobs to represent flavors from different countries, you get a chance to taste travel to six different countries in one meal! To make the party a little more fun, I stocked up on beers from around the world to pair with each of the kabobs. If you decide to throw a similar party, I'd recommend having small drink glasses and arranging them into a beer flight so you can pair each mini kabob with the beer from that country. All the kabobs turned out great, but I'd say the favorite of the night was the Mexican kabob that layered chipotle shrimp with sweet onion and mango. Below is a list of all the kabobs I made for the party and I'll be sharing the recipes this week. 

Pictured--top left to right:
Mexico: chipotle shrimp with sweet onions and mango -- paired with Dos Equis
Greece: vegetable souvlaki served with homemade hummus -- paired with Aris beer
Thailand: mango chicken -- paired with Chang beer
USA: low country shrimp boil kabobs -- paired with Abita Golden beer
Jamaica: jerk chicken and pineapple -- served with Red Stripe beer
Lebanon: kafta beef kabobs served with tzatziki sauce

Here's a closer look at each kabob:

And can't forget the beer: 

 I'll be posting the recipes for these kabobs throughout the week, so check back!


  1. This is such a great idea! Love, love, love the international beer pairing.

  2. I made a Lebanese feast but got too lazy to MAKE the kafta! How funny that you actually made kafta. I mean, it's not like 'haha' funny, it's ironic funny. Whatever, you know hat I mean. In any case, your kabobs and beer are look awesome!

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