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(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!