Grilled Fish Kabobs
Grilled fish kabobs are an easy and delicious way to eat healthy. These tasty salmon kabobs are livened up with a refreshing rosemary lime marinade.
I’m often asked for new ideas to prepare fish and many people struggle to get beyond cans of tuna, fish sticks, or their local fish fry. Grilled salmon is nothing new, but putting salmon on a kabob with veggies makes a low calorie, low carb and high protein meal, helps to spread a filet serving size out among a family or crowd, and provides your veggies right alongside. Don’t be put off by the fat content of this meal, as only 2 grams are saturated fat. The remainder of the fat is from the notoriously heart healthy poly- and mono-unsaturated fats, including omega 3 fatty acids, of which salmon is a good source. These fats can lower bad cholesterol levels and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Using salmon or other firm fish such as tuna or swordfish will ensure the fish stays whole on the grill. Round out this meal with corn on the cob or a salad for a really healthy dinner, with calories to spare for dessert!Theresa Jackson RD, CSOWM, CDN
- 1 lb salmon fillet skinned and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
- 1 small zucchini cut into 3/4-inch chunks
- 4 oz fresh baby bella mushrooms large ones cut in half
- 1/4 cup red onion wedged and pulled apart
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp lime juice
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Black pepper to taste
Soak 12 wood skewers in water. In a large, shallow baking dish, arrange salmon, zucchini, mushrooms and onion in a single layer.
In a small bowl, whisk the garlic, rosemary, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Pour the mixture over the salmon and vegetables and toss to coat evenly. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, line your grill with heavy-duty foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium heat.
Thread the salmon and vegetables on the skewers. Grill the kebabs for 5 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking. Serve immediately.
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 2 skewers
* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content
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