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Grilled Salmon Skewers with Sriracha Caramel

Don’t miss out on these sweet-and-spicy Pineapple Salmon Skewers from for your next grilling extravaganza!

Grilled Salmon Skewers with sriracha caramel

Grilled Salmon Skewers are anything but run-of-the-mill. Hearty chunks of salmon, pineapple, scallions, and spicy pickled ginger are skewered, grilled, and basted with savory caramel. Typically caramel is sweet and saved for desserts. But when you finish caramel with fish sauce and Sriracha, it becomes a multi-faceted, Asian-inspired caramel that’s perfect for salmon, since salmon can withstand bold and spicy flavors.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Keyword: 4th of july, Grilling, Memorial Day, salmon Skewers, summer
Servings: 8
Calories: 227kcal


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  • 3 Tbsp. Low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Each red wine vinegar and honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced fresh garlic
  • lb. Skinned salmon fillet, cut into 1–2-inch cubes


  • ¾ cup Water, divided
  • cup Fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Sriracha sauce
  • 1 cup Sugar


  • 16 Scallions, trimmed and cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 16 Chunks fresh pineapple (1-inch)
  • 16 Slices pickled ginger


  • Whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, honey, and garlic; add salmon and marinate while making caramel. Prepare a large bowl of ice water.
  • Combine ½ cup water, fish sauce, and Sriracha. Combine sugar and remaining ¼ cup water in a saucepan over medium heat. Lightly swirl and cook until sugar dissolves and mixture is the color of iced tea, 5–7 minutes.
  • Immediately place bottom of saucepan into bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Carefully add fish sauce mixture to the caramel. (Caramel will bubble furiously.) Return caramel to medium heat and whisk until smooth. Cook caramel until slightly syrupy, 1–2 minutes.
  • Preheat grill or grill pan to medium. Brush grill grate with oil.
  • Remove salmon from marinade; discard marinade.
  • Thread salmon, scallions, pineapple, and ginger onto two skewers. Repeat procedure 7 more times with remaining salmon, scallions, pineapple, and ginger.
  • Grill skewers, flipping once. Lightly brush skewers with caramel just before and after flipping. Grill skewers until salmon is cooked through, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove skewers from grill with a metal spatula as the caramel may stick to the grill.
  • Serve skewers with remaining Sriracha caramel.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories227
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5g 8%
    • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Cholesterol 45mg 15%
  • Sodium 1243mg 52%
  • Total Carbohydrate 41g 14%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Protein 20g 40%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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