Grilled kabobs are ideal for a family of picky eaters. Arrange an assortment of ingredients and invite everyone to make a skewer to his or her liking. The vegetarian can avoid meat, and the mushroom-hater will gladly load his skewer with onions and roasted red peppers. This recipe calls for a mild, firm fish, so choose your favorite, be it halibut, salmon, or swordfish. To look at this crowd-pleasing recipe,
2 pounds fresh or frozen halibut, salmon, or swordfish steaks, cut 1 inch thick
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
Several drops bottled hot pepper sauce
1 large cucumber or zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 3/4-inch slices
12 small to medium mushrooms
1/2 of a 12-ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained and cut into 1-inch pieces
12 pimiento-stuffed green olives
- Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels. If necessary, remove and discard bones and skin.
- Cut fish into 1-inch cubes. Place fish in self-sealing plastic bag set in a shallow dish.
- For marinade, in small bowl combine lemon juice, oil, bay leaf, dill, black pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Pour over fish; seal bag. Turn bag to coat fish. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes, turning bag occasionally.
- Drain fish, reserving marinade. On six long metal skewers, alternately thread fish, cucumber, mushrooms, red pepper, and olives. Brush with some of the marinade.
- For a charcoal grill, grill kabobs on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, turning and brushing with reserved marinade halfway through grilling time. For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place kabobs on greased grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.
- Discard any remaining marinade and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 230, Total Fat (g) 9, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 48, Sodium (mg) 241, Carbohydrate (g) 4, Fiber (g) 1, Protein (g) 33, Percent Daily Values are base on a 2,000 calorie diet
- Main Dishes, Fish