Grilled Tilipia Skewer Recipe

Type: OUTDOOR/INDOOR COOKING
Suitable for: tilapia, orange roughy, ocean perch and other firm filets 

This long, thin dish was inspired by a long, thin package of tilapia filets and recognizes the long-known affinity between fish and bacon. Skewers can be made simply for family and more elaborately for company.

Equipment:

Long metal or bamboo skewers for grill
Outdoor grill or oven broiler
Pastry brush to apply marinade
Option: large flat grill-pan with perforations, to hold skewers 

Ingredients:

1-1 ½ lb. fish filets, cut in long, thin pieces
6-8 raw bacon strips
8-12 whole mushrooms
Italian salad dressing or any favorite barbecue marinade 

Lay bacon strips over fish filets and thread bacon-fish back and forth on skewers. Insert mushrooms between zigzags of bacon-fish. Brush completed skewers with Italian dressing or marinade. Grill, turning as needed to cook all bacon and fish.

Options: a little practice will let you make room for peeled shrimps, cherry tomatoes, and/or chunks of summer squash on your skewers, resulting in a delicious and dramatic dish for company. Vary with a sesame-ginger marinade and chunks of pineapple and whole water-chestnuts.