Friday, July 25, 2014

Grilled Salmon Kebabs with Lemon

Pretty, tasty, bright and healthy too.
I'm not ashamed to admit it, I do like the convienence of frozen salmon from Costco. 
I know, I know... it's farmed, however it is really good, and always easy to have on hand to make a quick weeknight dinner.
I usually take out the fillets in the morning before and put them in the fridge to thaw slowly.  However, they don't always thaw all the way, so this technique is a great way to use it.
Partially frozen salmon is way easier to cut into cubes than fresh salmon, but it would still work if you only have fresh salmon.  Poor thing.
If you're not convinced about the taste of the Costco salmon, here's an article from the Washington Post about a blind taste testing that might.

Serves 2

2 frozen salmon fillets, partially thawed
1 1/2 lemon, 1/2 juiced, 1 sliced thinly in about 20 thin slices
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
Salt & pepper

Cut the partially frozen salmon fillets into uniform cubes, I got about 10-12 cubes from each fillet by cutting them in half length wise then into cubes.Add the salmon cubes to a ziploc bag or bowl and add the lemon juice, the olive oil, minced parsley and add salt and pepper.  Marinate salmon cubes for about 30 minutes.

Slice the other lemon into thin slices, I got about 20 slices from one large lemon. 

Using skewers (best if soaked in water for a couple minutes to reduce burning on the grill) thread one salmon chunk, one folded over lemon slice, alternating until your skewer is full.  I got four skewers from my two salmon fillets.

Over a medium hot grill, cook the skewers about 5-6 minutes, turning the skewer over about half way.  It's easy to see the salmon is cooked as you will see a little white sweat appear.  
Serve at once, or they taste great chilled and eaten cold too.

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