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Spiced Salmon Kebabs


Happy Fourth of July!

We saw fireworks last night in a neighboring town. They were good, but I guess I’m just not the type to get all sorts of excited over fireworks. I also enjoy the ones that have the delayed, very loud BOOM. Yeah, the ones that drive dogs into a sense of complete and utter horror, my Lily included. I like those the best.

What would make the 4th better is if I had Friday off, too. It’s this weird sense of don’t get too excited about this time off, Nicole…it will be short-lived with another work day ahead of you. For those of you with Friday off – I’m jealous.


I could have Friday off, so I shouldn’t be so hateful about it. But a day at work with no meetings and very few people around the hospital (other than patients, of course), will make for a day conducive to getting things crossed off my to-do list. It’s never a good thing when you have to scroll through your “reminder flags” in Outlook to see the 45 items that have a due date of this week and next. The items with a due date of last week….well, crap.

If I can leave work tomorrow knowing that I was able to accomplish a lot, it will be a day of PTO wisely not taken.


I’m not sure if we have plans of grilling out today, but I am sure it’ll be squeezed in between my run that will undoubtedly be a disaster after 3 (unplanned) rest days, raspberry picking, a fire down on the beach, and my desperate need to try my hand at a few recipes for cookbook #2. I have a lot of really over-ripe bananas that are churning my creative juices…

{32 days until cookbook #1 is released – eeeeep!!!}

For those of you throwing stuff on the grill today, tomorrow (sigh), or this weekend, have you considered salmon? Salmon kebabs? I certainly hadn’t either. Let me tell you, though…you won’t be disappointed. Between the lemon slices sandwiching the salmon and the earthy spice mix, this recipe is true summer greatness!


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Spiced Salmon Kebabs
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Serves: 6
Try something new on a skewer!
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano, minced
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1½ lbs skinless salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 lemons, very thinly sliced into rounds
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. Mix oregano, sesame seeds, cumin, salt, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl to combine; set aside.
  3. Thread salmon and folded lemon slices onto 6 pairs of parallel skewers to make 6 kebabs total. Brush kebabs with oil and sprinkle with reserved spice mixture.
  4. Grill, turning occasionally, until fish is opaque throughout, 5โ€“8 minutes.
Recipe from Bon Appetit
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 kebab Calories: 236 Fat: 10.7 Carbohydrates: 1.5 Sugar: 0.2 Sodium: 299 Fiber: 0.5 Protein: 32.0 Cholesterol: 83

 Two weeks ago – cherry picking. Last week – strawberry picking. This week – raspberry picking. Have I mentioned how much I love Michigan in summer? I won’t even complain about the chilly beach temperatures 😉

Happy Fourth of July to you and yours! Be safe!

Be well,

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  1. Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
    July 5, 2013 / 7:00 am

    does the salmon stay on the kebab okay when grilling .. I feel like they would flake off easily when flipping and such?

    • Nicole, RD
      July 5, 2013 / 8:58 am

      Hi Julie! I was surprised, they stayed together really well. The double skewer helps ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian
    July 5, 2013 / 12:54 pm

    Such a fun twist on salmon!
    I am all about kabobs come summer!
    Enjoy your quiet Friday crossing things off your to do list!

  3. Amy
    July 5, 2013 / 3:47 pm

    My town’s 4th of July fireworks were so loud that they set off car alarms! Since we were sitting at the edge of the park, we heard that as the background music instead of he 1812 Overture. Oops.

    Just 32 days until your cookbook? (31 by now?) That’s SO exciting!! Good for you! And good luck with the few remaining recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚ Super happy for you!

  4. Zendaslim On Facebook
    July 6, 2013 / 1:42 pm

    These are looking too much yummy. I just don’t wait for it ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. RaySummers
    July 9, 2013 / 4:21 pm

    There’s nothing tastier than grilled Salmon. Thanks for the recipe, I should include it on my blog.
    Cheers, Ray.

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