Sweet and Smokey Salmon Kebabs

Sweet and Smokey Salmon Kebabs

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Plated Smoked Salmon Kebabs

This is what I made for dinner tonight. I agonized about “what’s for dinner” for about 30 seconds, and executed this dish in about 15 minutes. It was delicious, crazy-healthy, and super satisfying.

I am determined to share how simple and fantastic it is to get in your kitchen and cook. You should be in charge of the food you use to fuel your body.  Above all, I encourage you to begin to develop your own unique eating and cooking intuition.

Listen to your bodies, dissect your cravings, and cook from a deeper sense of intuition.

Tall order? Nope, I know it’s possible. Now get cooking!

Inspiration for me today came from a few very specific cravings:

    • A backyard
    • Smoky grilled goodness
    • Omega 3′s

Here are the reasons:

  1. It was a glorious warm day today. On warm days I love the idea of sitting in a quiet, peaceful backyard. This proves to be quite difficult as I live in an apartment building in NYC.
  2. When I think of a backyard I think of the smell of smoky grilled goodness
  3. I needed some “boost-my-mood-food” because you might say I had, “The Backyard Blues.” Well nothing boosts your mood like a rockin dose of Omega 3′s! (that’s in the salmon folks)

Sweet n’ Smoky Salmon Kebabs

  • Ready Time: 28 mins
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
Servings: 2 servings



  • 1/4 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked spanish paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt


  • 1/2 pound of wild salmon
    skinned and cut into 1
  • 1 zucchini
    cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 red onion
    cut into large chunks
  • 5 small potatoes
    cut in half


  • bamboo skewer
  • grill pan or outdoor grill


  1. Soak bamboo skewers in water 15 minutes
  2. Boil potatoes until a fork inserted into potato comes out easily (about 5 minutes)
  3. Combine all ingredients for marinade, mix well (start w/ the orange juice and the honey, whisk to break down honey, then add all spices)
  4. Skewer all kebab ingredients, always begin and end with the protein (salmon)
  5. Brush or drizzle marinade on kebabs, allow to sit for a few minutes
  6. Cook on a hot grill pan or outdoor grill. On grill pan it takes 4 minutes per side

Meal Details and Ideas

  • These Kebabs are delicious over a bed of quinoa or steamed greens.
  • They are a great next day lunch, either eat as is or take off the kebab, toss w/ some salad greens and dress lightly w/ olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • Kebabs are a great way to stretch protein, this meal cost me about $8.00 and was enough for 2 people (the most expensive part was the salmon)
  • If you haven't tried Spanish smoked paprika drop everything and run to the store to find some. Especially if you have the "backyard blues."

I ate 2 kebabs as is, no frills no additions. It was just that kind of night.

Abra Pappa
About Abra Pappa, Health and Wellness Expert

Abra is a wellness expert that has inspired thousands of people to reach their health and weight loss goals through whole, natural food and mindful lifestyle shifts. Her food philosophy is simple; keep it real, keep it simple, and it sure as heck better be delicious!

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  • Abra Pappa

    Thank you Nancy :-) We soooo appreciate your support! Let us know how the kebabs turn out!!

  • Nancy Mickelburgh

    Congratulations on your “baby.” This is an absolutely amazing website.
    I’m going to make the Salmon kabobs tonight. Can’t wait.!!!
    Keep up the challenging work of getting America to eat right.
    You are amazing and an inspiration to so many. I am so so proud of you.
    Love, Nancy