Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 5 mins

Recipe is from Bal Arneson, Cooking Channel. I love Chicken Tikka and this idea of Salmon Tikka skewers sounds delish! Prep time does not include marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the marinade: Whisk the yogurt, cilantro, tomato paste, ginger, lemon juice, brown sugar, coriander, cumin, turmeric, cardamom, chili powder, garlic and salt and pepper together until well blended.
  2. For the skewers: Thread the pieces of salmon and peppers onto the skewers, using 5 pieces of salmon for each skewer and 4 each of the peppers, alternating them so the peppers are between the pieces of salmon. Place them in a dish that will accommodate them in a single layer and pour over the marinade. Turn the skewers a few times, making sure they are well coated, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat an indoor grill or a barbeque grill to medium-high heat. Oil the grill, remove the skewers from the marinade and sprinkle them with salt. Place on the grill and cook about 5 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Skewers are done when the fish is firm and slightly charred.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great preparation for salmon! The marinade is flavorful and makes the fish nice and moist. The red and orange bell pepper matches wonderfully with the salmon. I used reusable metal skewers I have instead of soaking wooden skewers just for ease. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8

5 5

Ohhhhh, What a lovely salmon tikka recipe that inspires thoughts of India's Thar, the most colorful desert in the world. Speaking of which...I like camels, too. giddi-up! Made for ZWT#8~India.

5 5

This recipe deserves extra stars! ******** I didn't make kebobs but used the marinade on Coho salmon fillets and skipped the bell peppers. Reserving a couple of TBLS of the marinade, I spread the mixture on the flesh side of the fish and let it set for about 45 minutes. I pan grilled this in a cast iron frying pan with the olive oil, cooking it skin side down until it was about 3/4 done then flipped it and cooked if for just a few minutes on the flesh side. After removing the fish I wiped out the pan because it had some yogurt scorches and then added back the remaining marinade with a few TBLS of heavy cream. I warmed that and served it with the salmon. The flavors of the salmon with with the yogurt and spices were amazing, I cut way back on the red pepper so this was spicy w/o being too hot thought it definitely had some zing. It was a party in your mouth!!! : ) This is one of our favorite dishes of the tour so far, thanks so much for sharing! Made for ZWT 8 by one of The Wild Bunch.