Soy Salmon Skewers Recipe

Soy salmon skewers are an impressive appetizer or main dish that can be ready in under 20 minutes |

A couple years ago, as a thank you for blogging for Hunger Action Week, I was invited to a fancy dinner hosted by United Way. I brought my sister along as my date, and we had a grand time exploring the buffet, meeting new people, and applauding the incredible efforts of so many amazing volunteers.

One of the dinner items were salmon skewers. I’d had beef, chicken, and shrimp skewers before, but this was my first time with fish and I was hooked (haha, hooked!).
Soy salmon skewers are an impressive appetizer or main dish that can be ready in under 20 minutes | EatingRichly.comIt’s great that these salmon kabobs cook incredibly fast, but what I really love is that they help me stretch my food budget. I find that if just cook a big piece of salmon, everyone wants pretty big servings of fish. But there is something about the little strips of of salmon on a skewer that tricks your body into thinking, “ooh I get TWO pieces of salmon!”.

I find we are equally satisfied with about half the amount of salmon if I serve a couple of skewers over a bed of rice, couscous, or quinoa than we would be if it was just a piece of fish. It’s a small serving, but for us it’s the difference between being able to afford salmon or not having it at all.

The marinade is a very simple mix of soy, lemon, ginger, garlic, and honey; just enough to season the fish while still letting it taste like salmon.

Oh, and if you like food on a stick, my friend Matt’s cookbook “On a Stick” is the book for you. It’s also just $7 on Amazon right now!

Do you have a favorite food on a stick?

Soy salmon skewers are an impressive appetizer or main dish that can be ready in under 20 minutes |

Soy Salmon Skewers Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Soy salmon skewers are an impressive appetizer or main dish that can easily be ready in under 20 minutes.
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 5
Calories: 95 kcal
Author: Diana Johnson
  • 10 oz raw salmon
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 TBS lemon juice
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Slice the salmon into ten thin strips.
  3. In a shallow bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, garlic and ginger.
  4. Marinate the salmon in the bowl for at least ten minutes.
  5. Thread the salmon onto bamboo or metal skewers and place on a foil lined baking sheet.
  6. Cook in the oven for 8-10 minutes until salmon flakes easily. Be careful not to overcook it!
Recipe Notes

Approximate cost/serving: I got 10 ounces of wild salmon for about $8. With the marinade ingredients, this ended up costing around $2 a serving.
Gluten Free: Make sure to use gluten free soy sauce or tamari.

Nutrition Facts
Soy Salmon Skewers Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.33g5%
Saturated Fat 0.67g4%
Cholesterol 31.33mg10%
Sodium 760.66mg33%
Carbohydrates 1.53g1%
Sugar 1.07g1%
Protein 12.93g26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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2 thoughts on “Soy Salmon Skewers Recipe”

  • Your blog is wonderful! I stumbled across it while looking for appetizers for a Christmas party and I’m hooked! I am a foodie on a very tight budget and this just made my week 🙂 I love your creative approach and simple recipes with fewer-than-expected ingredients. Thanks for creating this I will be sure to share with my friends!

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