Lemon and Pepper Fish Kebabs

19 May

These are fresh, simple and oh so healthy. They make for a great summer dinner.

Since the weather has gotten nicer I have been re-embracing my BBQ. (The truth = Mark has been re-embracing it and I’ve been doing an excellent job supervising!).

I started making these because I got all googly-eyed at the amazing looking fish kebabs they were selling at the local fish place. My eyes quickly cleared when I realized how much they were charging for these beauties. Making them at home takes about 10 minutes more than ordering them at the fish counter. Also, you know exactly what is in them when you make them yourself. Translation, You = 2 points, Fish Store = 0 points. Winning!

I love fish for easy weeknight solutions. It cooks so quickly and is nice, light and healthy.

Lemon and Pepper Fish Kebabs

Serves 4


8 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

1 1/2 lbs salmon, skin removed, cubed into 1 inch squares

1 1/2 lbs firm white fish, skin removed (I use Halibut, Swordfish or Marlin), cubed into 1 inch squares

the zest and juice of one lemon

15 grinds of black pepper

1 tbsp olive oil

1 yellow pepper diced into 1 inch pieces

1 orange pepper diced into 1 inch pieces

cherry tomatoes

In a bowl combine the fish, lemon zest, lemon juice, black pepper and olive oil. Toss and let marinade for no longer than 30 minutes. (citrus cooks fish, if you let it marinade for any longer than 30 minutes the fish will begin to cook in the citrus – kinda crazy I know – this is how ceviche works.)

Skewer the fish alternating different kinds of fish, peppers and cherry tomatoes.

BBQ at medium-high heat until the fish is cooked through, about 7-10 minutes.

I serve it with some rice and a simple salad along side.

This whole thing took no more than 30 minutes to pull together. The only slightly labour intensive part is the actual skewering, but grab whoever is eating with you and do it together. Sharing is caring people! (in case you missed kindergarden).

Your pizza man has nothing on this dinner.

One Response to “Lemon and Pepper Fish Kebabs”


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