Friday, September 21, 2012

Balsamic Cilantro Salmon Kabobs


So, my friends, it has been a little over two months since I have shared any food exploration with you because I have been getting used to my NEW JOB! Yeah, figuring out how to cook in the nice, natural light of day (for the picture quality) has been kind of a tricky concept considering I am at my desk...Do you think they would mind if I whipped out a charcoal grill and my camera around 2 P.M.? I'm guessing no, so maybe I should get on that.

In the meantime however, I have been able to enjoy the last little bits of summer by utilizing our grill as often as possible. Just an FYI, that does not mean we stop grilling as soon as summer ceases, it just sounded good in the sentence. We are actually full-blown fall grillers. We probably grill even more in the fall than the summer. However, as this is the last official day of summer, I wanted to share with you one of our favorite summer grill dishes...that we continue to make throughout the fall, into the winter, through the clouds of spring black flies, and behold, back into summer!

Who here likes salmon? Peter did not raise his hand. In fact, I have made it a personal challenge to serve a salmon dish that he genuinely likes enough to request again for dinner without my influence. It has been impossible until now. My mom always serves the best salmon kabobs and her mysterious recipe pleases everyone. These kabobs are so fantastic, in fact, that Peter actually requests them!

I have finally gotten my hands on the secret, and let's just say the ingredients are the most beautiful combo I have evah seen! Just glorious!

When Mom sent the recipe to me, this was the note attached to the email. I just had to include it because I love it:

Use your own judgment - I substitute and don't follow it exactly. For example, I mix all the stuff together, skin and chunk the salmon, use a combo of white vinegar and regular balsamic, cut way back on the sugar. Don't overcook :-)

-Mom

So, as Mom said, we are going to do just that- throw everything into a bowl, go light on the sugar, and hope we don’t overcook it!

To celebrate all that summer was, on the last precious day of this season, I bring you…