Limes – This Month’s Super Food!
Those sailors were on to something. The little lime is a nutrient powerhouse. It not only provides 32% of your daily vitamin C needs, it is a great antioxidant source, and the nutrients in limes can support your heart, reduce the risk of asthma , and promote healthy skin. It also happens to be delicious, and just a little more exotic than its lemon cousin, used to flavor international dishes such as Mexican, Vietnamese and Thai. Speaking of a little exotic, check out this simple kebab recipe featuring pineapple and Asian flavors accented by lime.
Pineapple Chicken Kebabs with Cilantro-Lime Slaw
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 kebabs and 3/4 cup slaw)
RECIPE BY COOKING LIGHT
Kebabs are quick and easy (and you don’t need a grill). Enjoy the sweet-tangy glaze complemented by a simple and delicious slaw.
1/2 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons rice vinegar, divided
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chili sauce, such as Huy Fong)
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
3 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Combine juice, 1 tablespoon vinegar, hoisin, Sriracha, honey, fish sauce, and garlic in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes or until reduced to about 3 tablespoons. Set aside 1 tablespoon juice mixture for serving.
- Preheat broiler to high.
- Cut chicken into 24 bite-sized pieces; thread 2 pieces onto each of 12 (6-inch) skewers. Place kebabs on a foil-lined baking sheet; brush with half of remaining 2 tablespoons juice mixture. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
- Broil 5 minutes or until chicken begins to brown. Turn chicken over; brush with remaining half of juice mixture. Broil 4 minutes or until done. Drizzle chicken with reserved 1 tablespoon juice mixture.
- Combine remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, mayonnaise, and juice in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add cabbage and cilantro; toss. Serve slaw with kebabs.