Background and History:
Bite-Sized Salmon Tikka is a mouthwatering dish that finds its roots in the Indian subcontinent, where the tradition of marinating and grilling meats dates back centuries. Tikka, derived from the Persian word “tikke,” means “pieces” or “bits,” and in this recipe, succulent salmon is marinated, skewered, and grilled to perfection. It’s a delightful fusion of rich flavors and tender fish, perfect for both appetizers and main courses.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
- 1 pound of fresh salmon, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons of ginger-garlic paste
- 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
- Salt to taste
- Skewers (wooden skewers soaked in water for 30 minutes)
- In a bowl, combine the plain yogurt, lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric, red chili powder, and salt to create the marinade.
- Add the bite-sized salmon pieces to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
- Thread the marinated salmon pieces onto the skewers.
- Place the salmon skewers on the grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the salmon is cooked through and has a nice char.
- Serve hot with your choice of chutney or sauce.
- Calories per serving: 220 kcal
- Protein: 30g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fat: 8g
- Fiber: 1g
- You can adjust the spiciness by varying the amount of red chili powder in the marinade.
- If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning on the grill.
- Please be cautious if you have allergies to fish or dairy products.
Enjoy your homemade Bite-Sized Salmon Tikka, a perfect blend of spices and flavors!