Spiced Salmon Kebabs With Yogurt Sauce

Have a Delicious Dinner that has some “Kick” to it!


  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (2-pound) fillet salmon, cut horizontally into 1-inch thick slices
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12-inch wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 1/2 orange


Heat grill to high. Place spices in a small saute pan and toast on the grill for 45 to 60 seconds, shaking the pan several times, or until just fragrant. Let cool slightly and grind in a spice grinder or coffee grinder until finely ground.

Process yogurt, onion, lemon juice, zest, cayenne, and toasted spices in a food processor until smooth. Set aside or refrigerate if not using for a while.


Thread salmon onto skewers so the fish lies flat. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until slightly charred and just cooked through. Serve with yogurt sauce on the side and drizzle the juice of 1/2 orange over all.