Grilled Salmon Skewers

Grilled Salmon Skewers

Can we talk about the color of these Grilled Salmon Skewers?

They are so gorgeous I almost didn’t want to cook them and watch their color change. But then I got hungry and that feeling didn’t last long…

Grilled Salmon Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce

I’m straight up obsessed with Salmon right now. Ever since returning home from Alaska and eating fresh salmon almost nightly, I can’t get enough. Can’t stop, won’t stop. It’s just so perfect and delicious right now I can’t stop cooking it.

Sockeye Salmon Skewers

Most recently we made these Grilled Salmon Skewers.

I threaded some gorgeous Alaskan sockeye salmon on some wooden skewers with thinly sliced lemon in between each slice. Before it hit the grill, I lightly drizzled it in olive oil and sprinkled some salt and pepper on top along with a few extra squeezes of lemon juice because it seemed like the right thing to do. Salmon with fresh lemon juice is just a match made in heaven, and you need some of that citrus to escalate the salmon flavor!

Once that’s taken care of, on the the grill it goes and then I served it up with some homemade Tzatziki sauce and a few extra squirts of fresh lemon juice and that was that. Dinner was served!

This was especially appreciated as I just got back from Portland!

Here’s a word to the wise, never go to Portland if you’re on a diet. It’s not the town for that. The food and drink is impeccable, and any “diet” or healthy eating plan basically goes right out the window when your roll up to lunch and realize that everything on the menu looks amazing and you basically need to try one of everything.

Oh and we can’t forget about the coffee. I took it upon myself to try pretty much every mocha that I came across. p.s. I just started drinking coffee like 2 weeks ago. It was a big moment for me, and of course I like the most caloric and chocolatey coffee out there. Go figure.

And the cocktails, ugh. Each one is better than the next. Well, maybe it’s because you are a few cocktails deep by the time you come to that realization, but I can assure you the cocktail scene up there is spot on.

So coming home to a light meal like Grilled Salmon Skewers is always welcome.


Grilled Salmon Skewers

Grilled Salmon Skewers


    For the Salmon
  • 8 wooden skewers
  • 2 lbs sockeye salmon, or another fresh salmon of your choice
  • 3-4 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the Tzatziki
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Persian Cucumber, thinly sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon plus more if needed
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


    For the Salmon
  1. Soak the wooden skewers in water for at least and hour.
  2. Heat your grill to medium high heat.
  3. Cut the salmon into 1 inch cubes and slice 3 of the lemons into very thin slices either with a sharp knife or with a mandolin.
  4. Alternate threading the salmon and the lemon slices on the wooden skewers, about 5-6 pieces of salmon per skewer. Drizzle the skewers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Squeeze 1/2 of the remaining lemon juice on top.
  5. Using a pair of tongs, carefully transfer the salmon skewers to the preheated grill and grill for about 3 minutes on each side until the salmon is almost fully cooked through. Remove the salmon skewers from the grill and let rest for about 5 minutes to let the salmon just continue to cook.
  6. Serve the salmon skewers with the Tzatziki sauce and extra lemons if desired.
  7. For the Tzatziki
  8. Combine the yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic and dill in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  9. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
  10. Serve as needed and keep up to 1 week.

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  1. The color of that salmon looks amazing… so good. I’m loving Salmon right now as well, not that I have gone to Alaska to try it :), but I am loving in on the grill.

  2. Gorgeous, Gaby!!

    Now I wish everyone who is terrified to cook/eat fish at home would read this recipe. It’s so simple…

    Coincidentally, we grilled wild sockeye salmon last night too. I stuffed it in a homemade bun with grilled onions, tomato, and homemade mayo. Promise me you’ll do that at least once over the summer!! Amazing.

  3. I have just tried this by adding some more dried herbs and it was so lovely with a light, fresh taste… It was just perfect…

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