Salmon Kabobs

Grilled Salmon Kebabs

It’s officially summer so I’m ready to start up the grill and make something delicious. It doesn’t get better than kebabs! Kick-off the season with tasty Grilled Salmon Kebabs, enhanced with McCormick Salt Free Garlic & Herb Seasoning and McCormick Mexican Taco Food Truck Seasoning. Preparing your food for the grill just got a whole lot easier!

But wait! It’s not a kebab without some variety. We’ll add juicy tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and pineapples for color, texture, and a whole lot of flavor! Make these at your next cookout, and see how quickly they go!

Overhead view of ingredients for Grilled Salmon Kabobs including: a bowl of cremini mushrooms, McCormick Mexican Taco Food Truck Seasoning, a bowl of sliced pineapples, a bowl of tri-colored tomatoes, one whole lemon, McCormick Salt Free Garlic & Herb Seasoning, sliced red and green peppers in separate bowls, an assortment of bamboo skewers, a bowl of vegetable oil and two salmon filets in the center.

You can get everything you need to make Grilled Salmon Kabobs at your local Giant Eagle. Their fresh produce and dedication to sustainability have me sold. Now let’s fire up the grill so we can make some kebabs!

What Are Kebabs?

“Kebab” is a Turkish term for “grilled meat.” Kebabs are a traditional staple in Middle Eastern cuisine. They are pieces of meat and vegetables mounted on a skewer and grilled.

You can make kebabs with as much variety as you’d like but I’d advise choosing proteins and veggies that complement one another. Beef, lamb, or chicken are popular choices. Vegetables such as onions, mushrooms, and peppers are commonly used as well.

We’ll add McCormick Salt Free Garlic & Herb Seasoning directly to the salmon before putting it on the grill. It’s a harmonious blend of garlic, Italian herbs, red pepper, paprika, and orange peel for a touch of zest. It adds flavor without overpowering the salmon, for a well-balanced, light but delicious taste.

The veggies will be tossed in vegetable oil, McCormick Salt Free Garlic & Herb Seasoning, and McCormick Mexican Taco Food Truck Seasoning. McCormick Mexican Taco Food Truck Seasoning will have even the pickiest eaters eating their vegetables! The seasoning incorporates garlic, onion, tomato, lime, chili pepper, cumin, and cilantro.

Tips and Tricks for Preparing Grilled Salmon Kebabs

  • Prevent skewer sticks from catching fire by placing them in lemon water for at least 30 minutes prior to putting them on the grill.
  • Try to keep the salmon pieces a uniform size and thickness so they cook evenly. (Before cutting the salmon into cubes, remove the skin and pin bones.) Don’t cut them too small or you risk overcooking the salmon.
  • How you place the salmon, veggies, and pineapple on the skewer matters. Each piece should touch but not be jammed together. Prevent overcooking and get juicier, tender kebabs by making them just close enough without overloading the skewer.
  • A non-stick pan or well-oiled barbecue flat plate is essential for this recipe so the fish doesn’t crumble.
  • Note that cooking time will vary based on the type of grill you use. Be sure to keep an eye on the kebabs. Salmon cooks quickly and we don’t want them to burn or dry out.
  • Need help starting a charcoal grill? Check out this super helpful guide from Giant Eagle on how to light a charcoal grill.

Happy grilling this season!

Grilled Salmon Kebabs Veggie/Veggie Skewers with Tricolor Tomatoes

5 from 8 votes
Course: Uncategorized
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

287

kcal

Ingredients

  • 8-10 Bamboo Skewers

  • 1 lb Salmon fillet, cubed (about 1½ pounds total), skin discarded and pin bones removed

  • 4 Tablespoons McCormick Salt Free Garlic & Herb Seasoning, divided

  • 4 Tablespoons McCormick Mexican Taco Food Seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil divided—should be 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons, divided

  • 1 pint Tri-colored tomatoes

  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (cut into 1 ½ inch square pieces)

  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (cut into 1 ½ inch square pieces)

  • 1 cup Cremini Mushrooms (whole) 1 pk

  • 1 cup Pineapple (chunks) 1 pk

  • Non-stick canola or coconut oil cooking spray

Directions

  • In a baking dish, add room temperature water and half a squeezed lemon. Submerge bamboo skewers and soak for at least 30 min – 1hour to prevent them from catching fire on the grill later.
  • Next, cut the salmon into 1 ½ inch chunks and place in mixing bowl. Add 1/4 cup vegetable oil and season with 3 Tablespoons McCormick Salt Free Garlic & Herb Seasoning. Set aside for 30 min -1 hour. (Overnight if possible).
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix tricolor tomatoes, 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and season with 1 Tablespoons of McCormick Salt Free Garlic & Herb Seasoning.
  • Next, cut red and green bell peppers into 1 ½ chunks and place in a medium-size mixing bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and sprinkle with McCormick Mexican Taco Food Truck Seasoning. 
  • Assemble Skewers
  • Next, place salmon and vegetables on skewers, alternating red & green peppers and pineapples, and the cremini mushrooms last at the ends. Be sure to leave room at the base so you can handle them easily.
  • Using Stovetop Grill: Preheat the stovetop grill to medium high heat and grease with non-stick cooking/grilling spray. Place skewers on the grill until the salmon is cooked.
  • Using Gas/Charcoal Grill: Place skewers on a preheated grill, turning once until the salmon is cooked and veggies are softened a bit (8-10 minutes).
  • Sprinkle with kosher salt while warm and enjoy!

TIPS & TRICKS:

  • Try to keep the salmon pieces a uniform size and thickness so they cook evenly.
  • A non-stick pan or well-oiled barbecue flat plate is essential for this recipe so the fish doesn’t catch and break up.

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17 Comments

  1. These kebabs came out so delicious! I love grilled salmon and they were so fun to make!

     
  2. The grilled salmon kebabs were a hit with the family.

     
  3. I love salmon and I’m always looking for different ways to cook it. Your kebabs were delicious and the grilled tomatoes gave a great rush to flavor in every bite.

     
  4. I loved the mushroom and pineapple together! Also, the flavor of the salmon came out perfect! Thank you for the recipe!

     
  5. This was my first time making salmon kebabs on the grill and they turned out perfectly. Thanks for the detailed directions and putting these spices on my radar!

     
  6. Made these on the grill last weekend and we all loved it, especially the seasonings!

     
  7. The seasonings knocked this recipe out of the park! It was perfect for our day outdoors and grilling with eh family! Thank you for sharing. It turned out great!

     
  8. I am a big salmon lover so I really enjoyed these salmon kebabs! The seasoning was perfect too.

     

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