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Grilled Salmon Kabobs

Grilled Salmon Kabobs with Garlic Yogurt Sauce – Tender and moist, these grilled salmon kabobs are juicy with incredible flavor and are served with an amazing garlic yogurt sauce.

Grilled Salmon Kabobs with Garlic Yogurt Sauce - Tender and moist, these grilled salmon kabobs are juicy with incredible flavor and are served with an amazing garlic yogurt sauce.

I’m happy to report that I can still find a gazillion ways to eat my favorite fish: salmon!

But first, HI! HELLO! Welcome to Monday! Wishing it was Sundaaaay ’cause that’s my fun daaaay…  

However. On my Sunday-Fun-Day, I stayed IN and worked. All day. UGH… The good news is that I got to share some really awesome food with the fam, and all of that is going to be comin’ to you in the next two weeks. So, it’s not a bad thing at all. Besides, making food and photographing it is kinda my favorite hobby. Also? Taking Monday OFF feels pretty incredible!

 

SALMON KABOBS

Did you know that I have this thing about threading food onto skewers. As in, I’m completely crazy about it and I’ve been that way since I was little. Bite sized meat or grilled salmon placed in between veggies, fruits, or lemon slices? AND grilled?!? Bring it ON!

t is sweet, salty and acidic, which makes it a handy ingredient to have around for a quick and easy way to enhance foods without adding extra calories, fat or salt.


I paired the Seasoned Rice Vinegar with a dose of garlic and some Italian Seasoning and then I just ate it all with a spoon. I could not stop. Well, I did eventually stop so that I could brush it over our skewers, but it really was dang good. I know, Rice Vinegar with Italian Seasoning?! I know… but it works! The grilled salmon is delicious. I mean, it’s simple and perfect and flakes beautifully.

YOGURT DIPPING SAUCE

BUT this yogurt sauce on top is like WHOA.

It is very similar to my favorite Taratur recipe – a.k.a. Cucumber-Garlic Yogurt Sauce – sans the cucumbers and walnuts. It is a sauce which is suitable for slathering on fish, chicken, lamb chops, even sandwiches. My sister and I used to dip our fries in it, too. Little foreigners…  Every other kid was like, where’s the ketchup, MOM!?!? And we’re over here, 5 years old, dipping our fries in garlic and yogurt…

Ingredients

FOR THE SALMON SKEWERS

  • 5to 2 pounds salmon fillets , cut into 1-inch squares
  • 2large lemons thinly sliced
  • 3tablespoon STAR Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • 2tablespoons STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/2teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 16bamboo skewers , soaked in water for 20 minutes

FOR THE GARLIC YOGURT SAUCE

  • 3garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1tablespoon STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil , divided
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat, around 375F.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together Seasoned Rice Vinegar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, garlic and Italian Seasoning. Set aside.
  3. Thread the salmon and lemon slices folded in half intermittently onto previously prepared bamboo skewers.
  4. Brush all sides of salmon skewers with prepared marinade.
  5. Oil the grates on the grill.
  6. Place salmon skewers on grill and cook for about 4 minutes per side, or until salmon is cooked through and opaque.
In the meantime, prepare the Garlic Yogurt Sauce.
  1. Place garlic in a small mixing bowl, sprinkle with salt and 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil; mix it all together.
  2. Stir in the yogurt.
  3. Drizzle the remaining extra virgin olive oil on top and garnish with chopped parsley; refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Remove salmon skewers from the grill.
  5. Serve with prepared garlic yogurt sauce.

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