Spiced Salmon and Zucchini Skewers with Chimichurri

, from Issue #105. September, 2022
Photography by Josh Griggs.
Spiced Salmon and Zucchini Skewers with Chimichurri

A quick and delicious meal that’s packed with flavour and a little extra crunch with the dukkah.

Serves: 2


400 grams centre cut salmon fillet, skin off
2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
2 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt and ground pepper
3 medium zucchini, very thinly sliced

To serve
200 grams purchased babaghanoush
¼ cup purchased chimichurri
2 tablespoons purchased dukkah

Equipment: 4 x 20cm thin metal skewers.


Cut the salmon into 12 pieces. Combine the spices and oil in a large bowl and season well. Add the salmon and turn to coat. Spread the zucchini into a single layer and season. Thread a few slices at a time onto the skewers along with the salmon. Heat a little oil in a large frying pan and, when hot, cook the skewers for about 1½ minutes each side, or until cooked to your liking.

To serve: Spread the babaghanoush over two plates. Top each with two skewers, then spoon over the chimichurri and scatter with dukkah. Add a final drizzle of olive oil.

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