Baked Salmon Skewers
These baked salmon skewers are tasty 30-minute weeknight dinner. It's so fun, kids absolutely adore it too!
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
Cut the salmon into 1-inch cubes.
In a small bowl, combine honey, garlic, lemon juice, sesame oil, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.
Put the cubed salmon in a large ziploc bag and add the marinade. Close the bag, squeezing the air out.
Gently toss everything so that each salmon piece is coated in the sauce. Let marinate for at least 15 minutes, or up to 2 hours.
Thread salmon pieces onto prepared skewers and arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until opaque and cooked through.
Or, cook it for 8 minutes in an Air Fryer at 375°F. It takes less time to cook salmon in an air fryer because it's small and much more efficient! Sprinkle sesame seeds, if you have some. Serve immediately with a side of steamed rice, cilantro lime rice or quinoa, and/or roasted vegetables.
Note 1: There're so many varieties of salmon on the market, it can totally be overwhelming. I love using sockeye, coho or pink salmon for this recipe. Learn the difference between salmon varieties here.
Note 2: Honey adds such a great flavor to this marinade. And I highly recommend using a high quality, raw honey. Most supermarket jars of honey are mixed with corn syrup and lack the true honey flavor!
Grilling Instructions: Preheat the grill to medium heat. Place the skewers on grill, and cook the salmon until it's opaque and cooked through, about 8 minutes, turning them half way with a kitchen tong.
Serving: 2skewers, Calories: 364kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 314mg, Potassium: 917mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 82IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 2mg