Salmon is a recent addition to our menu planning. Previously, it was a food that was eaten smoked only. But now, with the help of skewers and marinades (self made) we’ve managed to eat two different salmon meals. I’m calling it. Mummy 1, mini kidgredients 0.
I think one of the key things to getting your little ones to try new things is putting them on a skewer! It really makes foor more interesting and it’s such a small thing to do. It’s fun eating something with handles.
Another key is making kidfriendly flavours. Let’s be honest, something sweet tastes better to most people than something savoury. A dash of orange gives sweetness without it being oevrpowering and really compliments the flavour of the salmon. Mr Kidgredients declared he preferred these orange and mustard honey salmon skewers to the yakitori ones I usually make.
I didn’t tell him it was an experiment and an almost “scrape together meal!”. But I guess if he’s reading this he probably knows.
So this dinner was such a winner that I wasn’t actually able to take it off the skewers before my pair were munching away.
Orange and Mustard Honey Salmon Skewers
- 3 pieces of salmon centre cuts
- 2 tbsps wholegrain mustard
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- zest of an orange
- juice of an orange
- 2 tbsps honey
- Soak wooden skewers for 20 minutes.
- Chop the salmon into 2.5 cm cubes.
- Thread the pieces onto skewers, I do 4-5 chunks depending on thickness.
- Mix all the marinade ingredients in a jug.
- Pour over the salmon skewers and marinate for 30 minutes in the fridge, turning a few times.
- Heat a frypan over medium heat.
- Cook the skewers until they are cooked to your preferred cooking, turning frequently and basting often with the marinade.
- Makes 10-12 skewers.