Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Paleo Pesto Salmon Skewers

Pesto Salmon Skewers
We loved this recipe!

The other day we posted a recipe for Dairy Free Pesto which we used on these salmon skewers.  Hindsight, although the lemon slices on the skewers made the dish look pretty, the lemon over powered the pesto...but it still tasted great!  (the lemon was inspired by this photo -- we might try this recipe too!)

The asparagus was ok...but this bunch was so skinny it was difficult to put them on the skewers -- they kept splitting.

This made a nice, light dinner for us on a humid Sunday evening.

Serves: 6 skewers
Prep time: not including making the pesto, approx 15 minutes
Cook time: we used a grill pan, so we could only grill 3 skewers at a time, approx 16 minutes

24 cubes of wild caught salmon (approx 1 1/2 lbs.)
3/4 c. Dairy Free Pesto
18 slices of lemon (optional)
veggies if you like (we would have used cherry tomatoes if the male half liked them)
6 bamboo skewers (soaked in water for an hour)

Marinate your salmon in the pesto (we left it in the bag for about 30 minutes) -- we used a large ziploc bag.  Thread salmon and lemon on the skewers.  Heat a grill pan over medium heat.  We lightly wiped our pan with olive oil then place the skewers on the grill pan.  Grill for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side, cook until done.  The salmon we picked up was from Costco and definitely isn't fresh, so we don't like to eat it underdone.

Enjoy...we sure did!

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