Grilled Salmon Skewers


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Grilled Salmon Skewers – GET IN MY BELLY!

Grilled Salmon Skewers from (@whatsgabycookin)

I wasn’t always obsessed with Salmon. In fact there was once upon a time when I didn’t even eat fish. Can you imagine?? I used to be hopeless. But after going to culinary school and a trip to Alaska – I was a convert! Now I am straight up obsessed and these Grilled Salmon Skewers are the perfect way to celebrate that obsession!

Grilled Salmon Skewers from (@whatsgabycookin)

Cubed salmon threaded onto skewers alternating with lemon slices and served with basil vinaigrette! It just feels like the most quintessential summer dish right? It would go perfectly along with a majorly loaded green salad too!

Grilled Salmon Skewers from (@whatsgabycookin)

Grilled Salmon Skewers

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Gaby Dalkin
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  • 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
  • 1 recipe Basil Vinaigrette


  • Soak the wooden skewers in water for at least and hour.
  • Heat your grill to medium high heat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve the salmon skewers with the Basil Vinaigrette and extra lemons if desired.
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  1. Kristi

    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. Alie Altfeld

    Can’t wait to go to Alaska and get some salmon to make this!!

  3. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    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.

    • Gaby

      Let me know what you think when you try them David!

  4. Lalehan Can

    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…

  5. Monika

    The perfect summer grilling dinner!! And looks beautiful too!

  6. Beverley

    a great recipe for entertaining , as my husband does not like salmon I think he will like this with your yummy basil vinegaretter xoxo

  7. Bethany @ athletic avocado

    OMG I’m a salmon freak! I’ve actually never tried it on skewers before, crazy! These look deeelish!

  8. Helen Kennedy

    I made these last night using a broiler. I also made the vinaigrette using tarragon instead of basil. Delicious! Definitely going to be a regular feature on the menu here.