These Salmon kabobs work great as an appetizer or hors d’ oeuvres for a summer party.

INGREDIENTS

For the Salmon Kabobs:

  • 2 (6 oz.) Salmon Filets (cut into roughly six cubes)
  • ½ Zucchini (cut into about eight pieces)
  • 1 Large Red Onion (cut into about eight pieces)
  • 1 Large Red Bell Pepper (cut into about eight pieces)
  • 8 Large Kalamata Olives (pitted)
  • 4 Steel or Bamboo Skewers (at least 10” long)
  • Salt and Cracked Black Pepper (to taste)

For the Garlic and Oregano Baste:

  • 8 Whole Garlic Cloves (Peeled)
  • ¾ c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon (zested and juiced)
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Oregano (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Parsley (Chopped)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Rub the garlic with olive oil and bake for about 15 minutes until the garlic is softened. In a food processor or blender, puree the garlic with the ½ cup of olive oil until smooth. Add the remaining olive oil, lemon zest and juice, fresh herbs, and seasoning. Pulse a few times to incorporate.

2. Assemble the skewers with equal pieces of the zucchini, red onion, bell pepper, olives and salmon. Ideally, begin and end each skewer with a piece of salmon. Generously baste both sides of the kabobs with the pureed marinade.

3. To cook, Grill or bake the kabobs on all four sides – about two minutes on each side, or until the salmon has reached an internal temperature of 145°.

Tip: If using bamboo (or any other wooden skewers) soak your skewers in water ahead of preparing this meal so they don’t burn while cooking.

Total prep/cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2

Recommended Sides:

  • Fruit Salad
  • Cucumber Salad