Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pomegranate-Blueberry Albacore Skewers

Note: My blog has changed! If you find this post through a vegan blog list and know how to contact the keeper of that list, please let me know! I will happily contact them to let them know my blog is no longer 100% vegan. I will still be posting vegan recipes constantly, and will soon have a button at the top of my page to go directly to those posts. All recipes from 2007-2009 are totally vegan. Thanks! :)

(Also, this recipe has instructions for a vegan version. See below for a tofu substitution!)

Fresh fish, skewered and grilled, is the perfect antidote to burger fatigue this summer. I really dig the way the Pomegranate-Blueberry juice infuses with the albacore in this recipe, making it tender and gently tangy. For a fruitier skewer, you could also use things like bananas, pears, concord grapes, papaya, mango, or pineapple! What's your most interesting skewer combination?

If you'd like to make this a vegan recipe, use firm tofu (or just more veggies) marinated in the juice mixture. :)

Pomegranate-Blueberry Albacore Skewers

1 cup POM Pomegranate-Blueberry Juice
Juice of 2 limes
Diced sweet onion
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
1 tbsp honey or agave

Cut fresh Albacore tuna steaks (about a half pound per person, I used three pounds; can substitute ahi or other tuna steak) into 1” to 2” cubes. Toss in a bowl with marinade, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Submerge skewers in room temperature water (to prevent burning), and set aside.

Cut into 1” to 2” cubes:
2 peppers (red, yellow, orange or green – mix them up!)
1 bermuda onion or red onion
2 cups mushrooms, I used portobello
2 tomatoes (or 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes)
2 peaches, stoned
2 small zucchinis

Toss veggies and fruit with a small amount of olive oil (enough to lightly coat), and set aside.

When your fish is ready, thread the albacore and vegetables onto the soaked skewers. For best flavor, bracket each piece of fish with a piece of onion on one side and peach or pepper on the other.

Grill on medium high heat, turning frequently to avoid burning, until the vegetables are tender; about 15 minutes. Sesame seeds are a wonderful garnish, especially black sesame!


Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

Mmm. Those skewers look like something that would be a hit around here. =) And Pomegranate-blueberry to boot? Oh Heaven, Oh earth! ;-)

Lyra said...

Thanks, Fayinagirl!! You were actually one of the blogs I was referring to in my note. When I posted this I got a lot of hits through your blog and wanted to let you know about the change. I'm glad you dig my skewers, too! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh these sound marvelous! You are right, I think they would be delish with a nice dense white fish too. I am excited about the pomeganate blueberry from POM, never tried it before... pomegranate blueberry slushie, here I come!

Baubo said...

Oooh yummy!

The Celiac Diva said...

oooh! That looks so yummy! Love all the healthy recipes!

Lyra said...

Thank you! :D

Anonymous, I LOVE any of POM's juices, but blueberry holds a special place in my heart, for sure. I've never tried a slushie.. Ooh! POM margaritas!!! :) I SO know what I'm making next time it's warm!

Becki said...

This looks great! I have been Vegan for 5 years and gluten free a year now. I just started adding in fish to my diet since I can process it, I also was having a hard time digesting soy. I am so nervous cooking fish, this easy recipe really helps! I look forward to more recipes! Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

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SAm said...

In teh voice of Jancie frm friends " oh my god" that looks absolutely gorgeous. Something u wud see on master chef :) keep it up! its looks delish

Lauren Bos said...

This recipe looks great! I've been looking for a great bbq dish to substitute burgers and hot dogs. :)

I do PR for an unique and first-of-its-kind gluten and dairy free product and was just wondering if you would be interested in obtaining more information for an upcoming blog post.

If you would like to know more, please email me (Lauren) at laurenb@bamcommunications.biz with your contact info and I would be more than happy to send some more information over!

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Lyra said...

Oliver, which link are you looking for? The POM Blueberry juice link is an active link...

Anonymous said...


This is a question for the webmaster/admin here at www.glutenfreehippie.com.

May I use some of the information from your blog post above if I give a link back to your website?


Lyra said...

Daniel, what's it for? Comment to me your email and I can email you about it without publishing the comment. :)