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Orange Glazed Salmon Kabobs with Yogurt Garlic Dip

Reprinted from Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2008).
Instead of salmon chunks, you can try chicken breast, beef, tempeh or tofu.  Directions are for broiling but these are yummy grilled too.  For fun use rosemary stems instead of wooden skewers.

6 wooden skewers
1- 1 pounds salmon
fillet

Marinade:
cup thawed orange
juice concentrate
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons tamari
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

Yogurt Cucumber Dip
1 small or large cucumber
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Soak skewers in water. Cut salmon into 1-inch strips.  Take skin off of each strip and then cut into 1-inch cubes.  Place in a shallow dish. Mix all ingredients for the marinade in a small saucepan.  Warm just enough to incorporate honey.  Pour over salmon pieces.  Let salmon marinate about an hour, turning occasionally.
 

Peel, seed and grate cucumber.  Place in a small bowl with salt and set aside. In a separate bowl combine yogurt, garlic, lemon juice and parsley, set aside.

When salmon is well marinated, preheat oven to broil.  Put 4 chunks on each skewer.  Place in baking dish in oven.  Broil about 3-4 minutes, turn skewers and broil another 3-4 minutes.  Place the remaining marinade in a small sauce pan and reduce over low heat until thickened.

Squeeze grated cucumber to discard excess water and blend into yogurt mix. Place some dip in a small bowl for each diner.  Dress kabobs with reduced marinade and serve next to a small bowl of the yogurt dip..

Preparation time: 20 minutes, 1 hour for marinating
Makes 4-6 kebobs

FOR BABIES 10 MONTHS & OLDER:  These kabobs are delicious served with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes.  Smush some of the potatoes with a teaspoon of plain yogurt.

9 Comments:

Kay
I was laughing way too much on this one! You guys are great! The recipe looks yummy; going to try it this week, as my three year old is not too big on salmon... this might do the trick.
July 23, 2009, 10:49 am

Patricia
Yummy AND funny!!!
July 23, 2009, 12:30 pm

Kaylla Essibrah
You guys are great. I like salmon so I can't wait to try this one. I was laughing so hard I forgot how sore my stomach was but I couldn't help my self so I watched it again.
July 23, 2009, 1:52 pm

Fran Post
I am still cracking up over this one!!! Cynthia, your reactions are priceless. Thanks also for another yummy recipe.
July 23, 2009, 8:06 pm

Wendy Polidori
That was the best meal we ever had. The salmon with extra glaze, lemon basil potato salad and a little broccoli. Heavenly! Thanks for all the great recipes!
July 28, 2009, 2:03 pm

jj doer
When I first saw your video, I thought you looked cute and loopy. And the rest of the video proved it! Loved the vid!
August 13, 2009, 6:11 am

Rachel K
I love the thought of skewering the salmon on the rosemary stick. It grows so well in my garden and I never seem to be able to use it all. Thanks SO much.
February 10, 2010, 12:50 am

Marty Muguira
Funny, funny!
April 27, 2010, 6:08 pm

Julia Elman
This recipe was amazing! I made it directly from the book, but the video was much more helpful and added some more stuff that I didn't get from there. Thanks Cynthia!
July 25, 2010, 6:35 am

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