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Dietitians Dish – June 10, 2019
Fresh Ways to Celebrate Dad!

Father’s Day honors dad and all the father-figures in our lives. It’s the one time a year intended to thank them for their sacrifices and show appreciation for their support. So, spend the day enjoying some quality time together. Serve him a fresh menu fit for a king! Whether dad wants to man the grill or is willing to let you show off your grilling skills, Surf and Turf Kabobs are a delicious option.

Southwestern Surf & Turf Kabobs

Southwestern Surf & Turf Kabobs


  • 1 lb. steak, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1-1/2 tsps. ground cumin
Southwestern Surf & Turf Kabobs

  • If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before assembling. Thread skewers with steak cubes and shrimp. Place assembled kabobs in a plastic bag and set aside.
  • Whisk dressing, lime juice, honey and cumin in a bowl. Pour over the skewers, close the bag and turn to coat evenly. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat grill to medium heat (~350˚F). Remove skewers from marinade and discard any excess. Close grill lid and cook ~ 4 minutes per side, until shrimp is pink and steak cubes are cooked to internal temp of 145˚F.
Grill up some sides too…

Grilled Corn
Grilled Watermelon
Grilled Pineapple
  • Peel husks back, remove silks, then re-wrap
  • Soak in water for 10 mins., then shake off water
  • Grill for 10-20 mins. (to desired tenderness)
  • Cut into wedges and brush with honey
  • Grill 2 mins. per side until browned
  • Cut top off a whole pineapple and then cut into 4 quarters (lengthwise)
  • Cut the center core off the wedges and brush with honey
  • Grill 3 – 4 mins. per side until browned