Heaven on a Stick

November 15, 2012

Halibut Kebabs with Grilled Bread and Pancetta

OMG:  Outrageously YUM: Halibut, crusty Italian bread, fresh rosemary, then woven with pancetta and grilled to golden perfection.  Yes there is a heaven, in only 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds boned and skinned halibut, cut into 2-in. chunks
  • 4 cups 1 1/2-in. cubes crusty bread, such as ciabatta
  • 3 ounces pancetta, sliced paper-thin

Preparation

  1. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for medium heat (350° to 450°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 5 to 7 seconds).
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Add halibut and bread. Toss to coat, then set aside 5 minutes.
  3. Skewer an end of 1 strip pancetta, then alternate fish and bread cubes on the skewer*, weaving pancetta between them. Repeat 3 times.
  4. Grill kebabs, turning frequently, until fish is cooked through and bread is charred in places, about 6 minutes.

*You will need 4 metal skewers, each 10 in. long, for the kebabs.

Jessica Battilana, Sunset 
SEPTEMBER 2008

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