August 14, 2013

Spiced Salmon Kebabs

Spiced Salmon Kebabs
Spiced Salmon Kebabs



Food blogging can drive me crazy. I started blogging not knowing what my focus was going to be. If you go back to my first 5 posts, I talked about coupons, cleaning, you name it. Then my husband and I were talking about how much I loved to cook. I made the decision to start a food blog. It was a rough start to say the least. My photos for the first year and a half were pretty horrible. Then I bought a new cell phone and for 6 months the photos were a slight bit better. After those 6 months I decided I wanted to take myself a little more seriously. I bought my domain (and changed from the horrible name I started with), bought a new camera and tried to be better about engaging with other bloggers. Then the Internet started to change everything. I had to teach myself how to code rich snippets (wordpress make things so much easier with their pluggins!), fix coding errors, found out that Google never even knew my new domain existed and pretty much decided that I hate html coding. Then last week I read a post on Facebook telling a female blogger that they didn't need to know how to html code on their blog. It ruffled my feathers a little. While I would love to say that food bloggers can just sit back and wait for people to flock, it doesn't work that way. There are millions of food blogs and in order to be noticed you really have to step it up. And I still don't do everything right. I refuse to write key search words in my first two sentences. It would make my blog sound ungenuine and fabricated for hits. According to search engines though it would make me a better food blogger. I think I resign myself to being a blogger that likes food, I don't think that I have the patience to play in the big leagues. Plus I'm not a straight recipe blog, so I fall in Bermuda Triangle of food blogging. Enough food blog rants, on to the recipe. Today I tried a new recipe for Spiced Salmon Kebabs from the June 2013 issue of Bon Appetit magazine.
Rainy Day Railroad Bridge WV
Rainy Day Railroad Bridge WV

This recipe has 8 ingredients. It takes 25 minutes of total time, all of which is active and makes 4 servings. The salmon that I purchased was skin-on. I had to bone and skin the fillets, which added slightly to my prep time. I used my indoor grill to cook the salmon so my total cooking time was approximately doubled. It's normal for an indoor electric grill to take a lot longer. I let my kebabs sit in the fridge with the spice mixture for 45 minutes before they were grilled. This allowed the seasoning to absorb slightly and intensify the flavor.
Rainy Day Railroad Bridge Huntington, WV
Rainy Day Railroad Bridge Huntington, WV

My two boys loved this recipe. I wasn't sure if it would be too spicy with the red pepper flakes, but they ate their whole servings and then tried to steal food off my husband's plate. If you have three males in your house like I do, this recipe will not serve four people. I would suggest at least doubling the amount of salmon (and increasing the other ingredients proportionately). The inside was perfectly cooked, while the outside had a nice browned look and texture.

For the recipe go to Spiced Salmon Kebabs.

Spiced Salmon Kebabs


Recipe Type: Main
Summary:
An easy grilled Spiced Salmon Kebabs recipes. Perfectly cooked on the inside and full of nice flavor.
Preparation Time: 0h, 15m
Total Time: 0h, 25m
Yield: Serves 4

20 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness...yum!! I love salmon and these look amazing!

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    1. Thanks :) I am a big salmon fan also, it tastes great and is good for you!

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  2. OMG...me encanta el salmón se ve muy exquisito,hugs,hugs.

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  3. All your technology naming up there in the beginning reminded me how much I don't know about the technical aspect of blogging. I'm still currently just this lost momma writer doing my own thing to keep my sanity. Lol. I m a salmon lover as well so will have to try these.

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    1. Don't worry I don't know everything either :) It seems like a big mess to me, it would be nice if everything was easier! You really should try the recipe, it's great!

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  4. There are definitely bloggers that are in it just to get the numbers, but then there are those of us who blog for us.

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    1. Don't worry I blog for me :) It just would be nice if the numbers came naturally along with it, a girl can dream!

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  5. My kids would love it with the red pepper flakes, they love spicy things and I love Salmon. Your pictures are beautiful now I didn't go far back to check out the ones you were talking about but I love your photos. They always entice me to try your recipes. I'm still feeling around with picture taking and still do most of them on my phone since its so convenient. Planning on investing a new camera but spending over $700 on a camera when you have kids doesn't sound right to me. :)

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    1. You don't have to pay 700 dollars I promise :) I got mine before Christmas and got a canon rebel with three lenses, a bag, a tripod and photo editing software for less than 500. I was lucky and my dad sent me money just for that :) He doesn't get to visit often since he's so far away, but he is a sweetheart. Just look for deals, you can find an older model for far less money I promise.

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    2. That was a really great deal. I'm going to keep my eye out for a deal like that. I'm hoping that something will show up for Black Friday. :)

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    3. It was a black Friday special last year on Amazon :) Amazon has great camera deals right before Christmas so keep your eye on it!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your blogging journey. If you look at my earliest posts, you'll find they are really random too! I think most bloggers go through that before they find a niche they want to blog about.

    PS: The salmon kebabs look awesome!

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    1. I agree :) It takes a while to figure out what you're doing when you first start blogging!

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  7. These look amazing!!!!!! I want to try them out, but salmon is so expensive in my state..lol

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    1. It's not too bad here. I wait until it goes on a great sale and then buy a bunch :)

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  8. I live on the coast of SC so I love all things seafood-and salmon is my favorite. These look amazing! I love that you pair your food posts with pictures of WV-ingenious! following from moms mingle monday.

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    1. Salmon is my favorite also :) Thanks for the follow, left you a comment back!

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  9. I'm showing this to my twin who eats salmon 4 days a week and I'm being truthful about that LOL. Anyway, I have my own domain and need to go over to .com soon but I need more keyword research and I'm not good with that also. This blogging thing is about marketing because if you don't, people will never know you exist unless you are a wiz at using keyword research on your site. IMO

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    1. I agree that keyword research takes a wiz to understand everything :) When I lived in Seattle I ate salmon almost everyday too, it's my favorite seafood!

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