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Teriyaki Salmon Skewers

2011 April 6
by taiyyaba

I take a realistic view of cooking.

When I can, I’ll do a start-to-finish meal from scratch. Ask The Hubs about the time I made sloppy joes with homemade hamburger buns.

But sometimes, I’m just tired and I build a meal using store-bought stuff.

I make no apologies.

So, buy a bottle of Asian marinade and make this salmon.

Salmon Skewers

Teriyaki Salmon Skewers

Salmon
Mushrooms
Scallions
Chunks of a not-too-ripe tropical fruit (Our favorite is pineapple, but mango and peach also work)
Scallions
Asian marinade or teriyaki sauce (Trader Joes makes some good stuff)
Ginger & garlic paste (another great fast helper – comes in a big jar at most Asian grocery stores)
Sriracha sauce

A note: Please do get fresh pineapple/mango/peach for this. Canned won’t work. How do I manage fresh pineapple but not homemade teriyaki sauce? I cut up a pineapple on Sunday and make these sometime that week.

Salmon Skewers

Cut the salmon into chunks the same sizes as the fruits/veggies. Marinate in the asian marinade/teriyaki sauce + a spoonful of ginger/garlic paste + a squirt of sriracha sauce. Leave it in the fridge for an hour if possible.

When you’re ready to grill, soak some wooden skewers in water for a few minutes so they won’t burn. Then, carefully thread the salmon, mushrooms, scallions, and pineapple/mango/peach onto the skewers.

Grill on a medium-high grill pan for 3 minutes on each side. DON’T touch it when you first put it in; the salmon will release a bit when it’s ready to let go and be turned. Work with it. For more flavor, glaze the salmon with marinade as it grills.

Grilling

Need a side dish? Oh, I’m so glad you asked.

Preheat an oven to 400F. Drizzle broccoli florets and carrots, cut to the same size, with a little bit of toasted sesame oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for about 15-20 minutes till the veggies are soft and caramelized on the edges.

Meanwhile, slice an onion and heat a grill pan. When the pan is quite hot, throw on the onions and grill till they’re slightly soft. With the pan still on, pour a few tablespoons of asian marinade/teriyaki sauce onto the onions and toss to cover.

When the carrots and broccoli are done, top and toss with the teriyaki onions. So yum.

Side dish
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