Keto Fish Kebabs in the Oven: An Easy Keto Fish Meal

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I love seafood, and fish kebabs are one of my favorite dishes to make. They’re easy to prepare, healthy, and delicious. One of the best things about keto fish kebabs is that you can cook them in the oven, which makes them a great option for those who don’t have access to an outdoor grill or prefer to cook indoors.

To make fish kebabs in the oven, you’ll need a few simple ingredients like fish fillets, vegetables, and seasoning. You can use any type of fish that you like, but I recommend using a firm white fish like cod. The vegetables can be whatever you have on hand, but I like to use bell peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes. The seasoning can be as simple as salt and pepper, or you can use a spice blend like Cajun or Old Bay for added flavor.

Cooking fish kebabs in the oven is a great way to get a healthy and delicious keto meal on the table in no time. In this article, I’ll share my favorite recipe for fish kebabs in the oven and provide some tips for making them perfectly every time. So grab your skewers and let’s get cooking!

One day, my co-worker and I decided to have lunch at a Middle Eastern restaurant in Seattle. As we perused the menu, I came across the fish kebab dish and decided to give it a try. After a short wait, a young waiter brought the dish to our table. I was immediately struck by the delicious aroma of the dish.

During our meal, one of the servers gave a dramatic food presentation. It was quite a sight to see and added to the overall experience of the meal. As we enjoyed our lunch, I couldn’t help but wonder about the recipe for the fish kebab dish.

After the meal, I decided to request the recipe from the restaurant chef. To my surprise, the chef agreed to give it to me. Here are the ingredients the recipe contained: cod loin, red onion, red pointy peppers, lemon, bay leaves, olive oil, lemon juice, Turkish red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper.

The combination of these ingredients created a delicious and flavorful dish that I couldn’t wait to recreate at home.

Pairing Suggestions

When it comes to pairing fish kebabs in the oven, there are plenty of delicious options to choose from. As a seafood lover, I have experimented with various dishes and found some great combinations that I would like to share with you.

Here are some of my favorite pairing suggestions:

  • Roasted Vegetables: Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and adds a delicious depth of flavor. I love pairing fish kebabs with roasted vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, and onions.
  • Greek Salad: A classic Greek salad is a refreshing and healthy option that pairs well with fish kebabs. The combination of fresh vegetables, feta cheese, and olives creates a delicious and satisfying meal.

Overall, there are many great options for pairing with fish kebabs in the oven. Experiment with different sides and find the perfect combination that works for you.

Ingredients:

  • 350 gr/ 12 oz. of bite-size chunks, boneless and skinned cod loin
  • 1 quartered and coarsely sliced red onion
  • 2 deseeded and coarsely sliced red pointy peppers (or red bell peppers)
  • 1 small wedges of lemon
  • Fresh bay leaves, 5 or 6 pieces
  • 2 tbsp. / 30 ml of olive oil (for the vegetable roasting)

The marinade:

  • 30 ml / 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons of Turkish red pepper flakes or chili flakes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

How To Make Keto Fish Kebabs in the Oven?

  1. First, soak wooden skewers in water for 15 minutes before using them. This will prevent them from burning in the oven.
  2. Next, preheat your oven to 180 C / 350 F.
  3. Slice your preferred firm-fleshed fish, such as cod loin, into bite-sized pieces roughly 3 cm/1.2” each.
  4. Put the fish in a bowl, and mix in olive oil, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. Add salt and black pepper to season. Gently cover the fish chunks with this marinade.
  5. Cover the bowl and let it sit for 15 minutes to marinate, allowing the fish to soak up the flavors.
  6. In the meantime, spread chopped red onion, red pointy (or bell) pepper, and green pepper slices on a baking tray. Drizzle 2 tbsp olive oil over them. Season with salt and ground black pepper, and mix thoroughly.
  7. Skewer the fish, lemon wedges, red onion, and red/green pepper slices, alternating. Add one or two bay leaves to each skewer. Brush the kebabs with any remaining marinade.
  8. Arrange the skewers on one end of your baking tray. Put the rest of the chopped vegetables beside the fish kebab skewers. Bake them in the oven for 20 minutes.
  9. Finally, serve them hot with roasted vegetables and a lemon wedge on the side. Enjoy!

Common Mistakes to Avoid

When making fish kebabs in the oven, there are a few common mistakes that can easily be avoided to ensure a delicious and successful dish.

  • Firstly, it’s important to avoid overcooking the fish. This can result in a dry and tough texture, which is not desirable. To prevent this, check the fish regularly while it’s cooking and remove it from the oven as soon as it’s cooked through.
  • Another mistake to avoid is using too much marinade or sauce. While marinades and sauces can add flavor to the fish, using too much can overpower the natural taste of the fish and make it soggy. A good rule of thumb is to use just enough to coat the fish evenly, without drowning it in sauce.
  • Lastly, don’t forget to soak your skewers in water before using them. This will prevent them from burning in the oven and ensure that your fish kebabs cook evenly.

Variations of Fish Kebabs

  • Spicy: For those who love a little heat, try adding more chili flakes or cayenne pepper to the marinade. You can also use a spicy dipping sauce to complement the kebabs.
  • Citrus: Adding citrus to the marinade can give the kebabs a refreshing and tangy flavor. Try using lemon, lime, or orange juice along with some zest.
  • Herbs: Fresh herbs can add a lot of flavor to fish kebabs. Use parsley, cilantro, dill, or basil in the marinade or as a garnish.
  • Vegetables: Don’t be afraid to mix in a variety of vegetables with the fish on the kebab skewers. Bell peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes are all great options.
  • Different Fish: While salmon and shrimp are popular choices for kebabs, you can also use other types of fish such as swordfish. Just make sure they are cut into similar-sized pieces for even cooking.

Experiment with different combinations and find your favorite flavors. Happy cooking!

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed learning about how to make delicious keto fish kebabs in the oven. As you can see, it’s a quick and easy way to prepare a healthy and tasty meal for yourself or your family.

Remember to choose fresh fish and vegetables and marinate them for at least 30 minutes before cooking. You can use any type of fish or vegetables you like, depending on your personal preferences.

Experiment with different spices and herbs to create your unique flavor combinations. You can also try using different types of sauces or dips to enhance the flavor of your kebabs.

Once your kebabs are ready, serve them hot with a side of cauliflower rice or salad. They make a great meal for lunch or dinner and are perfect for outdoor barbecues or indoor gatherings.

So why not give the keto fish kebabs in the oven a try and impress your friends and family with your culinary skills.

By the way, keto cauliflower tabbouleh pairs amazingly with this dish.
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