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Grilled Cilantro Orange Fish Kebabs with Summer Squash RecipeGrilled Cilantro Orange Fish Kebabs with Summer Squash


Grilled Cilantro Orange Fish Kebabs with Summer Squash Recipe

Grilled kebabs allow you to cook both lean protein and fresh vegetables at once for a quick and convenient meal. This version combines firm white fish with summer squash for a light and healthy dinner option that is perfect for warmer weather.

Tip: Pacific rockfish was used in this recipe, but Pacific halibut or another firm white fish can be substituted. See How to Choose Healthy Fish.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 skewer
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.8g
4%Saturated Fat 0.9g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 214mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.4g
Dietary Fiber 0.8g
Sugars 3.1g
Protein 22.1g
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Grilling time: 15 minutes



  • ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1.5 lbs. firm white fish, cut into 24 large pieces


  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 12 large pieces
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 grill skewers or wood skewers (pre-soaked)


  1. To prepare the fish, in a medium bowl whisk together the orange juice, cilantro, garlic, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, ¼ teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper. Add the fish pieces and stir to coat. Let marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. To prepare the squash, place the zucchini in a large bowl. Add the 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper. Stir to coat the zucchini with oil and seasonings.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high (about 400 degrees Fahrenheit). Prepare the kebabs by sliding on 1 piece of zucchini, 4 pieces of fish and a second piece of zucchini for each skewer.
  4. Brush the grill grate with olive oil. Grill the kebabs 4 to 6 minutes, flip and grill 4 to 6 additional minutes, until the fish flakes and the vegetables are tender.
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