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…
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.
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.