Skewer

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Grilled beef satay

A skewer is a thin metal or wood stick used to hold small pieces of food together while grilling.

Metal skewers are typically stainless steel and will have a pointed tip on one end and a grip of some kind on the other end for ease of removing the food. Metal skewers are recommended for reuse, whereas wooden skewers are not.

Wooden skewers must be soaked in water prior to assembling and cooking to avoid burning. Wooden skewers are most often made from bamboo, however other woods may be used.

Some dishes of skewered food

Brochette (French), Espetada (Portugese), Satay (Oriental), Shashlik (Russian), Shish kebab (Persian), Souvlaki or Kalamaki (Greek), Yakitori (Japanese)


A skewer is also a tactic in chess.ja:串

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