Grilled Rosemary-Salmon Skewers

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If you can find (or grow) them, use sturdy rosemary branches, stripped of leaves, as skewers for these Italian salmon kebabs; they’ll add a subtle, smoky flavor that hints of pine. Oil your grill well to prevent sticking, don’t move the kebabs around unnecessarily and keep a close eye on the fire to avoid flare-ups.

Grilled Rosemary-Salmon Skewers
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned (see Tip) and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes

Directions
  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Combine rosemary, oil, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add salmon; toss to coat. Alternating the salmon and tomatoes, divide among eight 12-inch skewers.

  3. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the skewers, carefully turning once, until the salmon is cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes total. Serve immediately.

Tips: How to skin a salmon fillet: Place skin-side down. Starting at the tail end, slip a long knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30° angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.

To oil the grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Don’t use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

If preparing ahead of time: Prepare the skewers (Step 2), cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Proceed with grilling (Steps 1 & 3) when ready to serve. | Equipment: Eight 12-inch skewers


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Calories
172
Added Sugars
0g
Carbohydrates
4g
Cholesterol
53mg
Dietary Fiber
1g
Fat
7g
Monounsaturated Fat
3g
Potassium
607mg
Protein
23g
Saturated Fat
1g
Sodium
200mg
Bonus
Selenium (60% daily value)
Vitamin C (25% dv)
Potassium (17% dv)
Vitamin A (15% dv)
excellent source of omega-3s
Carbohydrate Servings
0
Exchanges
3 1/2 lean meat

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