Keto Caprese Salmon Skewers

Reprinted with permission from Cast Iron Keto by Alex and Lauren Lester, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Lauren Lester.
These skewers are absolutely delicious, and if that’s not enough for you to give them a try, think of all the flatware you won’t have to wash, as this recipe barely dirties the kitchen—that means more time to enjoy your life!
Serves 2 One Serving: 1/2 of a 2 serving recipe

Ingredients List

For the Salmon

  • 12 oz salmon, cut into 2-inch (5-cm) chunks
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt

For the Skewers

  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 8 mini balls fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) balsamic vinegar
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  • Place the salmon in a medium bowl. Add the oil, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt. Toss the ingredients together to coat the salmon with the oil and spices.
  • Heat a 10-inch (25-cm) or larger cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon and seasoned oil. Cook the salmon for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until it is crispy and the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C).
  • To assemble the skewers, gently skewer the ingredients in an alternating pattern: salmon, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil. Drizzle the skewers with the vinegar just before serving.

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