I am curious, who knows what spiedies are without reading any further in my post? Leave me a comment and let me know!
I was introduced to spiedies by my hubby. He is from upstate New York, Binghamton area, which seems to be the only place people know about these! OK, they did originate in Italy, so I suppose they know about them too!
Spiedies are marinated cubes of meat that you grill using skewers. They can be made from chicken, veal, pork, beef...my father-in-law has used venison and tried to tell me it's chicken! I have made mine from chicken and pork.
These are super easy to make since there are two major companies that have spiedie marinade in a bottle! My mother-in-law has made her own spiedie marinade, but I go for the bottle! Lupo's and Salamida are household names upstate. My family has sent us some for Christmas gifts and you can also order it online. We always bring some back with us when we visit too! This picture is from Lupo's.
If you want to try your hand at your own marinade I found this one with great reviews from upstate (expert) people!
You simply cube up the meat of your choice and pour a bottle in the bowl of meat, give it a stir and cover. Keep it in the fridge for two to three days to marinate, giving it a stir once a day. Skewer it up & throw them on the grill (my hubby is the grill master).
In their purest form, when they come off the grill, you put the skewer on a piece of fresh Italian bread, squeeze the bread around the meat and remove the skewer. Savor the flavor and eat as is! We have also used spiedies to top a nice green salad or on a hoagie roll.
I hope you enjoy finding something new to make for dinner like me! I am linking up with Blessed With Grace for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Balancing Beauty And Bedlam for Tasty Tuesday to find some new meal ideas! I am also linking up with Kim at Mom Tried It for Try And Tell Tuesday...a great place for Moms to share something they tried (recipe, craft, activity, tip) and learn something new for you to try too!