Grilled Soy Ginger Salmon Skewers

So the sun came out for about 5 minutes the other day, which means…..grilling!  These marinated salmon skewers are so quick and easy but taste amazing.

Soy Ginger Salmon Skewers | suburbancluster.com

After all the rain we’ve had I was starting to think we’d never see the sun again.  But we finally had a nice weekend and took the chance to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.  We walked to the park, worked on the yard, and started prepping for new landscaping that should hopefully be coming soon.   I managed to get a little sunburn on the only 2 inches of my incredibly white, pasty skin that were exposed to the sun.  We also busted out the grill, which might be my favorite part of summer.

Mr. Cluster does not cook (anything) in the kitchen.  In fact when we first started dating I tried to cook for him at his house.  He failed to mention that his oven had only worked on the broil setting for like the past 5 years and pretty much instantly incinerated anything you put in there.  Needless to say that dinner didn’t turn out well.

But he excels at the grill and enjoys doing it, so I happily turn those duties over to him.  I just marinated the salmon for a couple hours while we were busy doing other things and then he threw them on the grill.   It’s super quick and easy, but this marinade is seriously so good.  Full of Asian inspired flavors, it pairs really well with salmon.

Soy Ginger Salmon Marinade | suburbancluster.com

One trick to grilling anything on a stick is to soak the skewers in water for a few minutes before putting your meat or veg on them.  This will keep them from burning or catching on fire while cooking.

Soy Ginger Salmon Skewers | suburbancluster.com

I prepped the salmon skewers while the grill preheated (to around 400 degrees).  Then Mr. Cluster grilled each skewer for about 5 minutes, flipped and grilled for another 5 minutes.  I served them with a simple stir-fried cauliflower rice with zucchini, egg and a little sesame oil.

Soy Ginger Salmon Skewers | suburbancluster.com

This meal was the perfect end to a productive weekend.  The recipe will definitely be making it into the regular summer dinner rotation.  I hope you enjoy it as we much as we did!

**Note: The recipe below is written for 2 servings (because that’s how much I made for this particular meal), but it can easily be adjusted for 4 or more.  The nutrition information includes all the marinade ingredients, but you’ll likely have some leftover to discard after skewering.

Grilled Soy Ginger Salmon Skewers

Prep Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 1 skewer (approx 6 oz salmon)

Calories per serving: 360

Grilled Soy Ginger Salmon Skewers

Ingredients

  • 12 oz raw salmon fillets, skinless and cut into about 1 inch cubes
    For the marinade:
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste (or ground ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 packet Splenda no calorie sweetener (can sub sugar or other sweetener)

Instructions

    To marinate:
  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Add the salmon and toss to coat.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  4. Soak 2-4 bamboo skewers in water for at least 15 minutes.
    To grill:
  1. Preheat the grill to about 400 degrees.
  2. Slide the salmon cubes onto the skewers.
  3. Grill the salmon for 5 minutes and then flip to grill the other side for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Serve!

Notes

WEIGHT WATCHERS SMART POINTS: 6 SP (per the WW points calculator)

NET CARBS: 4 net carbs (per the MFP website)

The nutritional information shown above was calculated using the My Fitness Pal and WW websites and the ingredients I used. Values may vary depending on ingredient choices or substitutions.

http://suburbancluster.com/2017/04/12/grilled-ginger-soy-salmon-skewers/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *