If you’re like the members at our weight loss centers, you have barbecues on your mind now that summer is here. This recipe add some flair to typical kebabs by using salmon as the featured ingredient. The result is a deliciously filling, omega-3 packed meal that is quick and easy to prepare.
Salmon is an excellent source of lean, high-quality protein as well as other beneficial nutrients. It’s considered an ideal source of omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which have been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and promote heart health. Salmon is also loaded with selenium, potassium, the carotenoid astaxanthin and the B vitamins.
The red bell peppers in this recipe pack a serious antioxidant punch. They’re loaded with vitamin C, with one medium-sized pepper delivering twice as much vitamin C as an orange. Red bell peppers are also rich in lycopene and beta-carotene, powerful antioxidants that help combat sun damage and promote healthy eyesight. They have also been shown to prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
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1-1/2 pounds skinless wild-caught salmon fillet
1 red bell pepper
2 lemons, sliced thin
2 tbsp fresh oregano, diced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp ground cumin
Extra virgin olive oil spray
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Spray the grill with extra virgin olive oil spray and heat on medium. Cut the salmon into one-inch cubes and slice the red bell pepper up into one-inch pieces. Mix the seasonings together in a bowl. Set aside a couple of lemon slices.
Thread the salmon, red bell peppers and lemon slices onto the skewers, alternating the ingredients. Once completed, spray lightly with extra virgin olive oil spray and then sprinkle with the spices. Grill the kebabs approximately eight to 10 minutes, turning over periodically. Squeeze fresh lemon over each and serve.
Makes four servings.