These savory salmon kabobs offer the great flavor of barbeque without having to fire up the grill. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, an anti-inflammatory fat linked to heart health. Colorful vegetables and a light, Mediterranean marinade add healthful phytochemicals and delicious flavor. Broiling in the oven helps cut down on the carcinogenic HCAs typically produced when grilling meat.
Juice of 4 lemons
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. dried Italian seasoning
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 lb. wild salmon, cut into 2-inch cubes
4 small plum tomatoes, cut into quarters or 8 cherry tomatoes
4 large whole mushrooms, stems removed, halved
1 medium green bell pepper, deseeded, cut into 12 pieces
1 medium yellow squash, cut into 8 pieces
Canola oil cooking spray
If using wooden skewers (in lieu of metal ones), soak them in water for about 30 minutes.
In large mixing bowl combine juice, oil, garlic, seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix well and divide in half.
Add salmon and vegetables to half of marinade and gently toss to coat pieces. Cover and marinate for about 30 minutes, occasionally rearranging pieces to ensure even coating.
Preheat oven broiler.
Spray large shallow baking dish. Remove skewers from water. Divide fish and vegetable pieces into 4 even portions. Arrange and distribute them evenly on skewers, being careful not to break the pieces.
Place on baking dish. Brush with remaining marinade not used for marinating raw fish. Broil for about 5-8 minutes, brushing frequently with marinade. Carefully turn over kebabs and continue cooking for an additional 4 minutes, basting frequently until fish is done. Serve.
Makes 4 servings (1 kebab per serving). Per serving: 270 calories, 15 g total fat (2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 13 g carbohydrates, 24 g protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 55 mg sodium, 5 g sugar, 0 g added sugar.
Recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research.