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Grilled Salmon Skewers with Lemon Garlic Marinade (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Quick and easy grilled salmon skewers flavored with lemon garlic marinade is a delicious Whole30 and keto summer grill recipe. They are so fun to eat as well!

grilled salmon skewers plated

My favorite food to grill (besides steak, of course) is seafood. It’s one type of food that taste 20x better when grilled than cooked any other way. And my favorite seafood is wild-caught salmon that’s packed with heart-healthy nutrients and omega-3s.

Grilled Salmon Skewers with Lemon Garlic Marinade Recipe

This salmon kebab recipe is one that will be on repeat all summer. Not only does it yield super flavorful and moist salmon on the grill, it’s so easy and quick to make for when you are lazy or short on time.

This lemon garlic marinade for salmon is what really makes a difference in the flavor of this recipe. The fresh savory tartness of the lemon, dijon mustard, garlic, and herbs really brightens up the dish and keeps the salmon kebabs moist throughout the grilling process.

salmon kebobs before grilling
grilled salmon skewers close up

How To Grill Salmon For Best Texture and Flavor

Salmon might be one of the easiest food to grill because it cooks so fast. However, you do need to keep an eye on it because it can turn tough and dry fast if you cook it for too long. Here are some of my favorite tips on how to grill salmon for that perfectly moist texture.

  • Generously grease the grill grates. Nothing ruins delicate salmon as quickly as when it starts sticking to the grill and falling apart.
  • Rub the salmon with some kind of oil or oil-based marinade to lock in moisture. I like using avocado oil because it doesn’t add any specific flavor and it’s resilient to high heat cooking.
  • Don’t cook for longer than 3 minutes on each side, unless you are using a thick piece of salmon.
  • Be gentle when flipping salmon. I love these grilled salmon skewers because the skewers make them so easy to flip without ruining the shape.
  • Sprinkle some kind of acid to bring out the flavor of the salmon. Lemon or some kind of citrus juice is my favorite on seafood, but apple cider vinegar also works in the pinch.

Hope you enjoy this Grilled Salmon Skewers with Lemon Garlic Marinade! You don’t have to eat the lemon slices that are added to the skewers (they are more to flavor the salmon kebabs), but I personally like to nibble on them because they turn so smoky and delicious after being grilled.

salmon kebobs grilled and plated
grilled salmon skewers close up
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Grilled Salmon Skewers with Lemon Garlic Marinade (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Quick and easy grilled salmon skewers flavored with lemon garlic marinade is a delicious Whole30 and keto summer grill recipe. They are so fun to eat as well!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled seafood, how to grill salmon, keto grill recipes, salmon lemon marinade, summer grill recipes, whole30 grilling, whole30 salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 311kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb salmon filet preferably wild-caught
  • 2-3 large lemons thinly sliced crosswise

Lemon Garlic Marinade

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill chopped

Equipment

  • Metal skewers or if you use bamboo, make sure to soak them in water first

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl and whisk them together.
  • Cut the salmon filet into 1-inch pieces.
  • Add the salmon pieces into the marinade and gently toss together until coated so they don't fall apart.
  • Thread 2 salmon pieces onto a skewer and then a lemon slice folded in half. Keep repeating until all the salmon and lemon are skewered.
  • Preheat the grill on medium high heat and grease it with avocado oil.
  • Grill the skewers for 2 minutes on each side until all salmon pieces are just cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (makes 4) | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 856mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4.6% | Vitamin C: 4.2% | Calcium: 2.8% | Iron: 8.5%
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Paleo Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp (Whole30, Low Carb)

This delicious Paleo Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp is a Whole30 and low carb Chinese dish full of umami. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice for a complete, flavorful meal!

Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp

Stir-frys are our go-to on busy weeknights. I always have white rice or cauliflower rice on hand, and quickly heating up protein and veggies in a delicious sauce is always a winner that turns out to be a super tasty complete meal that both my husband I love.

Paleo Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp Recipe

This is why I’m so excited to share this Paleo Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp recipe with you today. It’s one of the quickest and easiest recipes, but has so much flavor. The first time my husband took a bite of this dish, he said, “Oh wow, very UMAMI!”

I thought this was so perfect and funny, because this paleo silky egg recipe is from my talented friend’s newest cookbook and her blog name is I Heart Umami. ChihYu Smith is my amazingly talented blogger friend, and she recently wrote a cookbook, Asian Paleo, and it’s filled so many amazing grain free Asian dishes like this one!

Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp
Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp

Asian Paleo Cookbook

After writing my own Asian cuisine centered cookbook, I was so excited to have this cookbook in my hand so I can expand my knowledge of Asian cooking. ChihYu, who was born and raised in Taiwan, took inspiration from various Asian countries (China, Japan, Korean, Thailand, Vietnam, etc) to create amazingly flavorful and authentic dishes that are free of gluten, soy, wheat, grains, dairy, and added sugar.

Asian Paleo is divided into 5 delicious sections to fit your mood:

  • Weeknight BFF features dinners that require little prep time and cooking time
  • Batch-Cooking Perfect features recipes that are perfect for prepping for the week ahead
  • Weekend Fun shows that you can still entertain friends while sticking to your Paleo diet
  • Easy Add-Ons range from vegetables to side dishes that perfectly pair with a variety of recipe
  • Flavor Pop includes recipes for healthy homemade condiments to replace gloppy, cloying store-bought sauces

Besides this Paleo Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp recipe, here are some of the recipes that I’m most excited to try:

  • Filipino Skirt Steak and Cauliflower Fried Rice Brunch
  • Paleo Chicken Katsu
  • Romantic Steamed Seafood Dim Sum
  • Cold Ramen Noodles
  • Smoky Curly Sweet Potato Noodle Fries

…and so much more! If you love Asian cuisine this book is a must-buy and I highly recommend it. I love that the recipes are accessible and easy, which being healthy and flavorful at the same time!

Check Out Asian Paleo!

Asian Paleo cookbook
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Paleo Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp (Whole30, Low Carb)

This dish is very popular in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China because it’s super fast to make and tastes delicious. It could also be made without shrimp for a simple silky egg and tomato stir-fry. Serve with cauliflower rice or Simple Cauli Fried Rice (page 162 of Asian Paleo).
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 370kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 medium raw shrimp (about 1/2 lb), peeled and deveined
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt plus a pinch
  • 1/8 tsp ground white pepper
  • 5 tbsp chopped scallions plus more if you like
  • 1 tsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 medium firm (not ripe) tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • Toasted sesame oil for serving

Instructions

  • Blanch the shrimp by bringing a pot of water to boil, then add the shrimp. As soon as the shrimp turn pink and start curling, scoop them out and drain. Set aside.
  • Place the eggs, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, the white pepper, and 1 tablespoons of chopped scallions in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the arrowroot starch with a little less than 1 tablespoon of water and add the egg mixture and gently whisk. Add the shrimp to the egg mixture.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of ghee, and lower the heat to medium. Add the shrimp and egg mixture. Gently stir-fry until the eggs are about 70 percent cooked, similar to soft, runny scrambled eggs. Scoop the mixture out of the pan and set aside.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of ghee to the skillet, then add the remaining 3 tablespoon of scallions, the chopped tomato, and the tomato paste. Season with a small pinch of salt. Sauté for about 10 seconds. Add the shrimp and egg back to the pan and give a quick toss, about 5 seconds.
  • Serve hot with cauliflower rice. Drizzle with sesame oil and top with more scallions, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 610mg | Sodium: 1183mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 42.6% | Vitamin C: 29.9% | Calcium: 15.5% | Iron: 22.8%
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Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30)

These Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are not only fun and delicious to eat, but easy to make as well. Topped with runny eggs and avocado lime sauce, they’ll be your new favorite Whole30 breakfast.

Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes-

While I love a super simple breakfast with just bacon and eggs on busy mornings, I do like to switch it up once in a while with dishes that take a bit more time and love in the kitchen. I don’t do it often, but adding starches like sweet potatoes to my breakfast makes it so comforting, and they are totally worth the extra effort with how delicious they turn out!

Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

These Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are one of those recipes and I just adore the flavor combo. Sweet potatoes are baked until soft and mashed with cooked chorizo, and the whole thing is baked again topped with an egg. I also like to drizzle each potato half with a creamy and tangy avocado lime sauce, and this with the spicy chorizo, sweetness of the sweet potatoes, and the creaminess of the runny eggs is just perfection in one bite.

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Prep It A Day Ahead

While these breakfast twice baked sweet potatoes do take a bit of baking time, you can definitely prepare them the day before so you can sleep in in the morning. Just follow all the steps and stop before you have to crack the eggs into the sweet potatoes. You can keep the prepared sweet potato halves and the avocado lime sauce in the refrigerator until the morning, when you’ll complete the recipe by baking everything the 2nd time.

The taste will still be fantastic and the sauce color will stay vibrant from the addition of the lime juice. And the best part? You only have to spend 15 minutes on cooking on the day you serve them. So perfect, especially if you are hosting a weekend brunch for a group, like on Mother’s Day or Easter!

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Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
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Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30)

These Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are not only fun and delicious to eat, but easy to make as well. Topped with runny eggs and avocado lime sauce, they’ll be your new favorite Whole30 breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 359kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes medium to large
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb chorizo (sugar and nitrate free) removed from casing
  • 8 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Avocado Lime Sauce

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water or more, if needed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  • Wash and scrub the sweet potatoes, and cut them in half lengthwise.
  • Use 1 tbsp of avocado oil to coat the potato halves and place them on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until tender. 
  • While the sweet potatoes are baking, heat 1 tbsp of avocado oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes until soft and fragrant.
  • Add chorizo, and cook stirring for 10 minutes while breaking it up. Remove from heat when the chorizo is cooked through.
  • Add all ingredients for the avocado lime sauce in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more water if you prefer a thinner consistency, and set aside.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and scoop out the flesh from the skin into a large bowl (I like to use a grapefruit spoon).
  • Mash the sweet potato flesh with a fork.
  • Add the chorizo mixture, and stir together.
  • Evenly divide the mixture into the sweet potato skins, and make a well in the center.
  • Carefully crack an egg into each well and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place back in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Serve drizzled with avocado lime sauce.

Notes

Prep it the day before:
If you’d like, you can complete up to step 12 the day before, and keep everything in the refrigerator until you are ready to finish the rest of the steps the next day. This cuts down on cooking down to just 15 minutes on the day you are serving these!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sweet potato half | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 779mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 194.6% | Vitamin C: 9% | Calcium: 5.1% | Iron: 13.3%
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