Sunday, March 27, 2011

Flavorful Fish Kabobs with Basmati Rice

This is such a delicious way to serve fish.  If you don't like fish, you will now.

Allergy friendly recipe.
Gluten free. Dairy free.
Photo:  Matt   Food Stylist:  Jason

1 tablespoon chili powder
4 tablespoons Italian salad dressing
2 garlic cloves, minced
1½ -2 pounds orange roughy or halibut, cut into 1-inch cubes *Option:  1 pound of white fish of choice and 1 pound of salmon to alternate on skewers
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch chunks
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch chunks

Homemade Salsa:
    Juice from half of a lime                              
   1 garlic clove, minced  
   1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
   ½ red onion, chopped
   1 large tomato, chopped
   2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced      
   1 avocado, diced            
   Salt and pepper, to taste
*Before getting started, if you are using wooden skewers, soak in water before using.  This is to prevent them from burning.  

Combine chili powder, salad dressing, and 2 garlic cloves.  Place fish in a shallow dish, and pour marinade over, making sure fish is coated thoroughly.  Cover and refrigerate.  Allow fish to marinate while cutting bell peppers and making salsa.

To make salsa, in a medium sized mixing bowl, combine lime juice, 1 garlic clove, jalapeno pepper, onion, avocado, tomato, and cilantro.  Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

To make kabobs, arrange fish and bell peppers alternately on skewers.  

Grill or broil until fish is opaque and flakes easily, about 5 minutes, turning once to ensure even cooking.  Serve over bed of Basmati Rice.  Top with Homemade Salsa.

Basmati Rice

1½ cups basmati rice, rinsed
2 cups chicken broth
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon thyme

In a medium saucepan combine all ingredients, and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.


  1. That look so good, I will have to try it this week.

    This is my first time reading your blog and I look forward to reading more about your like and what you are doing to simplify, I could use a little less crazy and a little more simple.



  2. first time stopping by your blog. it is so great, and inspiring!


  3. This recipe looks yummy! We try toeat fish once a week but have never grilled it. With the warmer weather just ahead this looks like a great recipe to try. Thanks for sharing!