Monday, February 25, 2008


Just a quick post today to share an amazing (and quick!) recipe that my friend Susan discovered. (I always love love love when bloggers share easy tasty meals with the rest of us... so I am trying to re-pay the favor.)

Anyway! Here goes:

Salmon Skewers
(makes approx 7 skewers... serves 2 for dinner with leftovers for 1 lunch)

1.5 lb Salmon (2 steaks)
1 large zucchini
1 red bell pepper
1 carton of white mushrooms (~15 mushrooms)
1 onion (red, white, yellow... doesn't matter)
soy sauce (I use the low sodium stuff)
olive oil
black pepper
powdered ginger (I suppose this ingredient is optional... b/c it's not all that common, but if you have it, use it!)
garlic powder

You'll also need wooden skewers and a large Pyrex dish... and an oven.

1. Pre-heat oven to Broil. (Or as high as your oven will go.)
2. Cut up salmon into 2" x 2" x 2" (ish) cubes. (I bought salmon steaks... cut the skin off... rinsed the fish... and then cut into chunks... salmon fillets would probably work too, but might be a bit thin... will probably need to reduce the cook time or at least fold thinner pieces in half before skewering.)
3. Cut up the zucchini, onion, and bell pepper (zucchini should be ~ .5" thick coins, onion should be cut into chunks... i.e. cut the onion half, and then cut each half into 6 - 8 pieces, bell pepper pieces should be approx 2" x 2")
4. Load veggies and salmon onto skewers (veggie, salmon, veggie, veggie, salmon, etc... I put 2 - 3 pieces of salmon per skewer)
5. Place skewers in a single layer in the Pyrex dish. (Use a second dish if necessary)
6. Pour olive oil and soy sauce all over the skewers... don't be shy... just dump it on there, make sure everything is coated.
7. Pour a little more soy sauce on, trust me.
8. Rotate the skewers in the dish to make sure the sauce gets on all sides.
9. Sprinkle on a decent amount of black pepper and a small amount of salt (remember the soy sauce is already pretty salty... even if you use low sodium.)
10. Sprinkle on the garlic powder and the powdered ginger.
11. Rotate the skewers again to spread the seasoning onto all sides.
12. Place skewer filled dish(es) in oven for approx 7 minutes. (Will vary depending on how thick you cut up your salmon pieces.
13. Use tongs to flip the skewers over (bottom side should now be up)
14. If the mood strikes you, pour on some more soy sauce. (I swear I don't own stock in kikkomon.)
15. Cook for an additional 7-ish minutes.
16. Using pot holders, remove skewer filled dish(es) from oven and say "Viola!!!" (I find this really helps me feel as if I've accomplished some sort of cooking feat... good for the ol' ego.)

Serve with rice or cous cous. Delish!!