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.
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.
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.
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.
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.