Photo: Jason Varney; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 skewers and 2 tablespoons sauce)

Pumpkinseeds are high in protein, magnesium, and zinc, and they also contribute nutty flavor to the crispy crust for these fun fish sticks.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler. Place a metal rack inside a rimmed baking sheet.

Step 2

Thread 1 piece of fish onto each of 12 (6-inch) skewers (cut off pointy tips of skewers beforehand, if desired); sprinkle fish with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Place pumpkinseeds in a food processor; pulse until finely ground. Transfer to a shallow dish; stir in lemon rind and parsley. Place olive oil in a shallow dish.

Step 4

Dip fish in olive oil, then in seed mixture, turning to coat evenly. Place on rack in pan. Repeat with remaining skewers. Coat both sides of fish with cooking spray. Broil 2 minutes on each side or until pumpkinseeds begin to brown and fish is firm. Serve with tzatziki sauce.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Not quite as good as I wanted it to be...

September 09, 2015
I know this is written as a kid friendly recipe but it really could do with some more seasoning.   Maybe a little fresh dill??  That said,  my 12 year old daughter gobbled it up as is.