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Salmon Satay Skewers (Whole30, Paleo)

Cuisine Thai
Keyword paleo, salmon, thai food, whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 1/2 lbs skinless salmon
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tbsp avocado oil

Satay Sauce

Ajat (Thai cucumber relish)

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cucumber diced into bite size pieces
  • 1 small shallot sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced or 1 Thai chili pepper sliced


  1. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 20 minutes to prevent from burning while cooking.

  2. You can either cut salmon fillets into one inch cubes or slice the fillet lengthwise to get strips.

  3. Place salmon in a bowl, add in the curry powder and avocado oil. Gentle mix until salmon is coated.

  4. Thread the skewers into the salmon and marinate for about 10 min.

  5. Heat a skillet or grill over medium-high heat with some avocado oil.

  6. Cook the salmon skewers for 2-3 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking.

Satay Sauce

  1. Add the avocado oil to a sauce pan over medium heat. Then add in the red curry paste and saute for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.

  2. Add in the coconut milk, cashew butter, crushed cashews, fish sauce, and apple cider.

  3. Cook sauce for an additional 2-3 minutes. Best served warm.

Ajat (Thai cucumber relish)

  1. In a bowl, mix the white vinegar, apple cider, and kosher salt until salt has dissolved.

  2. Add in the cucumbers, shallots, and red bell peppers. Let sit for about 5 minutes and then serve.