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Salmon and Vegetable Oven Kebabs

BY AICR

To celebrate spring, we’re bringing you the great flavor of barbeque without firing up the grill. These savory salmon kabobs 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.

Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: 259 calories, 13 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 g carbohydrate, 26 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 60 mg sodium.

Marinade

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

Kebabs

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

4 skewers

Directions

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.

AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH