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Salmon Skewers With Lemony Rocket Pesto: Healthy Recipe Idea

Salmon Skewers Recipe

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Our friends the Squirrel Sisters, Gracie and Sophie Tyrrell, have a new cookbook out and gave us here at Sundried a sneak-peek of one of their delicious new healthy recipes.

Their book, Naturally Delicious Snacks & Treats: Over 100 healthy recipes by Gracie and Sophie Tyrrell, published by Pavilion Books, is available now on Amazon.

Salmon Skewers Recipe

Lovely, zesty pesto goes really well with fish so long as you leave out the usual Parmesan. Try to buy the slimmer-in-width, but thicker-in-general fillets of salmon so you can get 5-6 chunky dice out of each one. Thinner fillets won’t hold onto the skewers quite so well.

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 chunky salmon fillets (about 360g)
  • 8-12 cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil, for frying

For the pesto:

  • 40g rocket (arugula)
  • 15g cup pine nuts
  • Zest of 1 small lemon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Method

Start by making the pesto. Put the rocket, pine nuts, lemon zest and juice, sea salt flakes and olive oil in a food processor and blend until smooth. Season with black pepper and a little more salt, if wished, to taste.

Chop the salmon into 2.5–3-cm chunks and pop them in a bowl. Add half of the pesto and stir to coat the salmon well. You can leave this to marinate in the fridge if you have time, or just cook them straight away.

Thread the salmon chunks onto short skewers, alternating with the cherry tomatoes. You should get 4–6 skewers in total.

Heat a splash of olive oil in a large non- stick frying pan (skillet). Add the skewers and cook for about 10 minutes in total, turning every couple of minutes so that each of the sides gets browned.

Serve with the remaining pesto drizzled over the top.


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