Salmon Kabobs are seasoned with a simple, flavorful marinade with fresh herbs and garlic, then grilled to juicy, flaky perfection. Ready in less than 30 minutes, you’ll want to be grilling these salmon kabobs all summer long!
Prep your outdoor grill. Turn the grill to high heat (about 450 degrees) and make sure the grates are clean. You’ll oil them later just before placing the salmon kabobs on the grill.
Marinate the salmon. Whisk together olive oil, fresh dill and garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss the salmon in the marinade just enough to coat each piece.
Thread the skewers. Pierce the salmon with the skewers, alternating between salmon and lemon slices.
Grill salmon kabobs. Lightly oil your grill, then place the kabobs over the heat, cooking for several minutes then flipping over to finish.
How long do you cook salmon kabobs on the grill?
Grilled salmon kabobs take about 4-5 minutes per side. The optimal temperature for salmon, and most fish, is 145 degrees. However, since it will continue cooking, I recommend removing the salmon kabobs from the grill when they reach about 130-135 degrees.
As with most recipes, it’s fun to play around with different flavors. Sometimes I’ll add paprika to the mix or even a spicy cajun seasoning. Swap out the lemon for lime and mix in cilantro instead of dill for a southwest vibe. Or use tons of lemon and garlic and add zucchini and tomatoes to the skewers more of a Mediterranean flavor.
Recipe Tips and Notes
If using wooden skewers, soak them in water beforehand.
I like to use 2 skewers for fish so if the fish flakes, you have a backup.
To prep ahead of time, place the fish in the marinade and refrigerate, tightly sealed, for up to 24 hours.
Store leftover salmon in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge. Salmon is pretty delicate, so if you want to reheat, do so gently. It’s also delicious in a salad!
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Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.