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What’s for Dinner: Spiced Salmon Kebabs

{image credit: Hirsheimer Hamilton for Bon Appetit}

Spiced Salmon Kebabs

by Alison Roman for Bon Appetit

Serves 4

Thoughts turn to grilling food outdoors at this time of year. My family loves food cooked on the grill, and they love salmon, so this one is a winner for us! Served with a simple salad, maybe some couscous, or fresh fruit, this meal can come together in no time. Here's a little trick from the author: thread salmon pieces onto two skewers so they don't flip and spin every time you turn them on the grill. (Genius, right?) Enjoy summer grilling, everyone!


2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

2 teaspoons sesame seeds

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 1/2 pounds skinless salmon fillet (preferably wild), cut into 1-inch pieces

2 lemons, very thinly sliced into rounds

2 tablespoons olive oil

Special Equipment:

16 bamboo skewers soaked in water 1 hour


Prepare grill for medium heat. Mix oregano, sesame seeds, cumin, salt, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl to combine; set spice mixture aside.

Beginning and ending with salmon, thread salmon and folded lemon slices onto 8 pairs of parallel skewers to make 8 kebabs total. Brush with oil and season with reserved spice mixture.

Grill, turning occasionally, until fish is opaque throughout, 5–8 minutes.

Click here for a printable pdf of this recipe.

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