Valerie Bertinelli's Salmon Kebabs Recipe With Herb Sauce by Ann Marie Patitucci

Seafood Dinner Grilling
2 years ago

Valerie Bertinelli, award-winning actress, cookbook author and host of Valerie’s Home Cooking, appeared on TODAY to chat with Hoda Kotb and share some of her delicious summer recipes. Her salmon kebabs recipe with herb sauce is one of my favorites.

This easy salmon recipe is a perfect summer grill meal, but could be made indoors throughout the year, too, on an indoor grill pan. The herb sauce is delicious and is sure to impress your guests. The best part is how versatile the sauce is – it can be used as a salad dressing or as a dip. I highly recommend serving it with bread as an appetizer.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


Herb Sauce


  • 1 pound center-cut salmon, skin and pin bones removed, cut into 24 1 1/2- to 2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 lemon, sliced into 1/3-inch rounds, then quartered
  • additional lemon wedges, for serving

Here's how to make it: 

  1. To make the herb sauce, add the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt and red pepper flakes to a small food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Blend until the garlic is finely chopped. Add in the herbs and blend until finely chopped. Transfer the herb sauce to a bowl and set aside.
  2. To make the salmon, preheat the grill to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, add the olive oil, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Whisk to combine. Add the cubed salmon, red onion and lemon quarters to the bowl, and gently toss to coat everything in the oil/seasoning.
  3. To put together the kebabs: Using an 8-inch metal skewer or wooden skewer (soak wooden skewers for 30 minutes in water), thread a few pieces of red onion. Next, add a piece of salmon, followed by a quarter of lemon. Repeat until you have four pieces of salmon on the skewer. Set the finished kebab aside and continue the process with the remaining skewers and ingredients.
  4. Oil the grates of the preheated grill generously. Add the salmon kebabs to the grill and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes per side, until grill marks have formed and the salmon easily releases from the grill. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Note: This recipe can also be cooked inside on a grill pan. 

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Elisa Schmitz
I absolutely adore Valerie, and her recipes are awesome! This is the perfect summer meal. #yum
Ann Marie Patitucci
I love her too, Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds! And this recipe is one of my favorites!
Grilled salmon skewers sound so good right now maybe for Father’s Day.

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