Many grill masters like to make shish kebabs with wooden or bamboo skewers. But the skewers — and the food — can be burned if the proper precautions aren’t taken. Follow these steps to prevent burned skewers and impart a bit of extra flavor to your grilled dishes as well.

Things You'll Need

Fill the pitcher or container with water. The container should be tall enough that you can completely submerge the skewers.

Add the sea salt to the water. You should use about 1 tsp. for every quart of water you use, but you can use more or less according to your taste.

Place the skewers in the water. Allow them to soak overnight.

Take the skewers out of the water only when you are ready to place the food on them, then place the skewers directly on the grill.