Salmon Kebobs with Quinoa and Grapefruit Salad

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  • 1 grapefruit
  • 8 thin slices fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup(s) olive oil
  • 3/4 cup(s) quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) water
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon(s) white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon(s) honey
  • 1 small seeded serrano chile minced
  • 2 scallions (white and green parts) minced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 1/2 pound(s) sinless, center cut salmon in 2" cubes
  • wooden skewers, soaked


  1. Strip the peel from the grapefruit with a vegetable peeler, taking care not to include the bitter white pith. Warm the grapefruit peel, ginger, and olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. As soon as the oil starts to bubble, after about 2 minutes, remove from heat. Set the oil aside to steep for 30 minutes. Strain and reserve the oil.
  2. Meanwhile, rinse the quinoa in a bowl and drain. Put the quinoa in a small saucepan with the water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Boil over high heat, and then reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, covered, for 15 minutes. Set aside off the heat, undisturbed, for 5 minutes. Transfer the quinoa to a bowl and fluff with a fork. Cool.
  3. Segment the grapefruit over a bowl, reserving the segments and juice separately. Whisk 3 tablespoons of the grapefruit juice with the vinegar, honey, and salt to taste in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in 3 tablespoons of the reserved grapefruit oil, starting with a few drops and then adding the rest in a stream to make a slightly thick dressing. Season with pepper to taste.
  4. Toss quinoa with the dressing, pepper, chiles, scallions, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Preheat a stovetop or outdoor grill to high heat. Thread the salmon cubes onto the skewers. Brush with the remaining 1 tablespoon grapefruit oil, and season with salt and pepper. Grill the skewers, turning as each side browns but the salmon is still moist, about 3 minutes.
  6. Toss the grapefruit segment into the salad, divide among 4 plates, and top with the salmon kebobs. Serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 6

  7. Calories: 401; Fat: 23 g; Carbohydrates: 20g; Protein: 27g
July 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by margow2108 and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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