Salmon Skewers with a Lemon Sauce

Salmon Skewers

When it comes to appetizers, salmon is probably the last thing that comes to mind, unless it´s smoked salmon. But in this recipe we are talking about fresh salmon. In Spain, small amounts of just about any food you can think of are pierced with a toothpick, and then eaten as a fun and enjoyable appetizer. Just the other day, I was searching through my fridge and found a fresh salmon fillet I had purchased a couple of days ago. As I stared at the fillet, I thought of making an appetizer out of it, instead of throwing it on the grill for lunch. So I decided to cut the fillet into squares, make salmon skewers and serve them up with a lemon-olive oil sauce to dip in. The result was an incredible and satisfying appetizer that my family really enjoyed. Watch the video below on how to easily make these salmon skewers with a lemon sauce, and be surprised at how much people will love this appetizer. Salud! 

Salmon Skewers with a Lemon Sauce
Serves 3
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. (1) Fillet of Fresh Salmon (approx 1 pound)
  2. (3) Tbsp Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil
  3. (1/2) Lemon
  4. (1/2) Tsp Dill
  5. (2) Garlic Cloves
  6. Fresh Parsley
  7. Sea Salt
  8. Ground Pepper
  9. Toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Cut the salmon fillet into squares that are 1 inch x 1 inch and then add the squares to a large bowl
  2. Add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 tsp dried dill, about 2 tsp of fresh lemon juice, a pinch of sea salt and some ground pepper to the bowl and mix everything together until all the salmon squares are well coated
  3. Grab 1 clove of garlic and roast it on your burner (or oven) until it´s roasted, then peel and clean any burnt parts
  4. Using a cylinder, add 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, the roasted garlic, 1 raw garlic, 2 tsp fresh lemon juice, a pinch of sea salt and a generous pinch of freshly chopped parsley
  5. Using a hand-held mixer, mix everything in the cylinder until it becomes a smooth puree
  6. Grab a non-stick frying pan and heat it with a medium heat
  7. Once the pan gets hot add the salmon squares, turning about every minute until fully done (4 to 5 minutes)
  8. Transfer the cooked salmon squares to a bowl and remove the skin (skip this step if you are using a skinless fillet)
  9. Decorate the salmon squares on a plate, place a bowl in the middle of the plate and fill with the lemon-olive oil sauce
  10. Pierce each square of salmon with a tootpick and garnish the dish with some fresh parsley
  11. Enjoy!
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