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Spiced Salmon Kebabs with Spiced Quinoa

Spiced Salmon Kebabs with Spiced Quinoa

Dr. Melina Jampolis MD is cooking a delicious recipe from her book, "Spice Up, Slim Down."
Ingredients for Salmon
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless wild salmon fillet, cut into chunks
  • 1-2 zucchinis, sliced into thick rounds
  • 1 large red onion, cut into chunks
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1-2 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped Cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lime juice - one lime cut in quarters to finish
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
Ingredients for Spiced Quinoa
  • 1 cup rinsed and drained quinoa
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetables (optional) add your favorite chopped vegetable to this dish


Directions for Salmon

1. Place salmon, zucchini, and onion in a shallow baking dish or large zip lock bag and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Whisk together garlic, cilantro, cumin, oil and lime juice in a small bowl. Pour mixture over salmon and vegetables, toss and marinate 15 to 30 minutes.

2. Prepare a grill (or broiler) for medium-high heat. Skewer salmon and vegetables, (If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before assembling.) Grill kebabs, turning once and glaze with any leftover marinade until salmon is cooked through and vegetables are tender, about 7 to 9 minutes. Squeeze lime juice over kebab before serving.

Directions for Quinoa

Get your water boiling while you get the rest of the recipe moving forward. Using a larger sized saucepan brown spices in oil then add quinoa (rinse first) and stir well. Add boiling water; simmer until water is absorbed

Variation: Serve with a low sodium soy sauce or fish sauce to give a tang.

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