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Seafood Kebabs

Everyone loves a good kebab. The trick for great ones is to make sure meat and vegetables are cut into equal-size pieces before skewering so that everything has a chance to cook evenly.

Coastal Living JULY 2011

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings
  • Cook time: 12 Minutes
  • Prep time: 12 Minutes
  • Chill: 30 Minutes


  • 12 wooden or metal skewers
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 large sea scallops
  • 12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails intact
  • 12 ounces snapper or other firm-fleshed fish, cut into pieces
  • 12 ounces smoked sausage, sliced into pieces
  • 1/2 red bell pepper and 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into pieces


1. Soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes.

2. Combine orange juice and next 6 ingredients in a bowl; set aside.

3. Thread seafood, sausage, and bell peppers on skewers; place in a shallow roasting pan. Pour half of the orange juice mixture over the skewers, and chill 30 minutes.

4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Grill kebabs, turning and basting with remaining orange juice mixture, 12 minutes or until done.


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