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

Recipe by Cooking Light May 2015


Credit: Jason Varney; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Recipe Summary

20 mins
25 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 skewers and 2 tablespoons sauce)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat broiler. Place a metal rack inside a rimmed baking sheet.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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Nutrition Facts

263 calories; fat 16.5g; saturated fat 3.2g; mono fat 6.4g; poly fat 5.3g; protein 23g; carbohydrates 5g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 55mg; iron 2mg; sodium 324mg; calcium 32mg.