What has made this new beginning a heck of a lot easier is the fact that I recently bought a charcoal grill, and it is so easy to make healthy, tasty food on the grill. This is one of the first new recipes I tried. I ate about a serving and a half, it was so good (don’t worry, I planned for it.)
Salmon Teriyaki Skewers with Pineapple
Original recipe at Simply Recipes
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar (recipe called for rice wine; I subbed part apple cider and part red wine)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
Pinch chili pepper flakes (I used about 1/2 tsp red chili paste, but would double that next time)
1 lb salmon fillet, rinsed, cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch cubes
1 lb fresh pineapple, cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch chunks
2 green onions, cut into 1-inch segments
8 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 20 minutes before using
Mix together soy sauce, vinegar, and brown sugar, until sugar is dissolved. Add remaining marinade ingredients. Place marinade and cubes of salmon in a large plastic bag. Chill for 1 to 2 hours.
Prepare grill for high heat.
Remove salmon from marinade. Place marinade in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes, set aside.
Thread salmon, pineapple, and onion pieces on skewers.
Place skewers on grill. Baste frequently with reserved marinade. Turn after 2 to 4 minutes, then cook for 2 to 4 minutes more, until salmon is just cooked through.
Serve immediately with brown rice. Serves 4.
Calories 350; Total Fat 16.1g; Saturated Fat 3.2g; Cholesterol; Sodium 525mg; Total Carbohydrates 24.3g; Dietary Fiber 2.5g; Protein 27.0g. Calorie estimate based on actually consuming about 1/2 the marinade.
Filed under: Uncategorized on June 9th, 2010