Smarter Living: Recipes

skewers

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Simple and ridiculously tasty, these marinated fish skewers are best grilled and add a delicious twist to your summer nights barbequeing with friends. Marinated pollock with colorful vegetables will turn heads as this firm white fish is both flavorful and very low in fat. Pollock also benefits the environment as it is a great substitute for over-fished species like cod, haddock and swordfish.

Makes 8 skewers.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb pollock, trimmed of all skin and bone and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 4 purple onions, quartered
  • 6 yellow sweet peppers, quartered
  • 32 full bay leaves, dried
  • 8 wooden skewers (for a flavorful twist use sticks of fresh rosemary with the lower leaves removed and the tips left on)

Marinade:

  • 1 handful of fresh coriander
  • 5 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
  • 1.5 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

  1. Cut the pollock into 1-inch cubes and place in a bowl.
  2. Quarter the onions and yellow peppers.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all of the marinade ingredients.
  4. Add the fish cubes, onion, peppers, and bay leaves. Mix well to ensure all ingredients are coated in the marinade. Allow to sit for two hours in the refrigerator.
  5. If using wooden skewers be sure to soak them in water while marinating the other ingredients so that they won’t burn on the grill.
  6. To assemble: Take a skewer (or rosemary stick) and thread a cube of fish, a bay leaf, an onion quarter, and a slice of pepper onto it. Repeat this about three or four times until the skewer is full. Make sure a bay leaf is next to each cube of fish to give it extra flavor. Repeat eight times.
  7. Grill for around 8-10 minutes, turning regularly, until cooked. Feel free to cut a piece open to check if the skewers are done (the fish will flake when tested with a fork).

last revised 7/13/2011

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