New BBQ Skewer Ideas to Try this Summer

Turn up the heat on the BBQ this summer and impress your guests with something new. We love BBQ skewers for many reasons, primarily because they are so easy and it’s simple to switch up the flavours and experience something entirely new!

 Here are a few ideas to get you started! And don’t forget, many of the meats we mention below can be found at our meat shops in Calgary or Rosemary, or at the Calgary Farmers’ Market.  

Broccoli and Beef

Broccoli and beef is simple, yet effective! Try adding tamari or teriyaki sauce to give this set of skewers an Asian flavour.

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Image source: www.delish.com

Cheese Burger Kebabs

Take this as literal as you would like! Grill up the Hamburger and add all the fixings. You can even make this a do-it-yourself station, so it becomes a more interactive dish.

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Image source: www.foodnetwork.com

Grilled Shrimp Skewers 

Add pineapple, zucchini or really whatever vegetable you’re craving. There isn’t much shrimp doesn’t go with, especially if you’re using the right sauce.

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Image source: www.wellplated.com

Surf and Turf Skewers

Mixing and matching is the name of our game. Try mixing salmon, shrimp, or crab with steak, pork or chicken. The key to this skewer is finding the right marinade that will compliment both flavour profiles.

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Image source: www.foodnetwork.com

Pork and Pineapple Kebabs

It’s like a Hawaiian meal, on a stick! Try a sweet and sour sauce that will enhance the pork flavour and bring out the sweetness of the pineapple.

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Yakitori Chicken

The Japanese certainly know how to do skewers well. Don’t forget to add ginger, garlic, and soy to give that extra rich Japanese kick.

Steak Fajita Skewers

Grill up some steak, peppers, and onions and string them along the stick. These are a great appy, as you begin to introduce the main course.

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Grilled Veggie Kebab

If you’re looking to keep things healthy, mix and match a variety of fresh veggies from the market. Add some olive oil with a touch of garlic, oregano, and basil – enjoy!  

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Image source: greenevi.com

Grillfackeln Skewers

– These German influenced skewers are made of crispy pork belly and are available for a limited time in our store. They come pre-seasoned and ready to throw on the grill!

Contact us at to pre-order, grab a package from our meat shop in Calgary or Rosemary, or find us at the Calgary Farmers’ Market.  

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SPRAGG’S MEAT SHOP CALGARY

9675 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB, T2J 0P6
P: 403.255.1232
E: calgarystore@spraggsmeatshop.com

SPRAGG’S MEAT SHOP ROSEMARY

438 Centre St
Rosemary, AB, T0J 2W0
P: 403.378.3800
E: meatshop@spraggsmeatshop.com


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