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Teriyaki Salmon Skewers with Grapefruit

Teriyaki Salmon Skewers with GrapefruitColorful skewers of wild salmon, yellow bell pepper, zucchini, red onion, whole cherry tomatoes and slices of pink grapefruit are baked and drizzled with a flavorful grapefruit-teriyaki sauce.

Recipe created by "Skinny Chef" Jennifer Iserloh.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 large pink grapefruit
1 cup 100% Florida grapefruit juice (about 8 ounces)
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons rice wine or apple cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound of boneless wild skinless salmon, cut into 1-inch chunks
1/2 pound cherry tomatoes
1 yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 small red onion, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
12 bamboo skewers

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut the top and bottom off one of the grapefruit. Place it cut-side down on a cutting board. With a small paring knife, cut along the curve of the grapefruit and remove the peel, exposing the fruit. Turn grapefruit on its side and cut 1-inch slices across the membrane (slices will have a flower-like appearance with the membrane intact). Cut each "flower" in half and set aside.
  2. Pour 1 cup of Florida grapefruit juice into a small saucepan. Add the soy sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce reduces by half and starts to thicken. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Cover two cookie sheets with aluminum foil. Coat the aluminum foil with cooking spray.
  4. Thread salmon, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, onion and grapefruit slices onto the skewers. Drizzle with half the teriyaki sauce and bake 10 to 12 minutes until the vegetables are soft and the salmon is no longer translucent in the center but still moist.
  5. Drizzle with remaining sauce and serve immediately.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Florida Department of Citrus, through ECES, Inc., Electronic Color Editorial Services.