In true tradition of most yakitori dishes, these yasai (vegetables) are in keeping with the tradition. They form a colourful and flavoursome side dise, and can fit in almost any setting, being as a starter, accompaniment to a main course, or a delightful finger food on buffets. They're also extremely easy to make. Did i happen to mention they're healthy also?
You will need:
1 courgette, cut into 1 inch pieces
3 thick spring onions, bulb only, cut in 1 inch chunks (sliced diagonally for aestheics)
1 orange or yellow pepper, trimmed, deseeded, and cut into 1 in chunks
6 button mushrooms
6 cherry tomatoes
salt and white pepper
2 tbsp yakitori sauce
6 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for about 2 hours
Thread 1 of each piece of vegetable on each skewer, the order doesn't matter so much, but for aesthetics and uniformity, remember your original configuration. Brush with vegetable oil and season with salt and white pepper.
Heat a heavy bottomed frying pan or griddle until smoking, then add the skewers turning frequently for 4-5 until golden brown.
Drain on kitchen paper to remove excess oil. Brush with yakitori sauce and serve.