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Real Good Fish | Recipe | | Pancetta Salmon Kebabs with Parsley Vinaigrette | Bringing you the freshest sustainably caught LOCAL seafood!
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Pancetta Salmon Kebabs with Parsley Vinaigrette

From Sunset Magazine.

You'll need 8 (10-in.) skewers; soak wooden ones in water 4 hours to prevent burning.

5 tablespoons good-quality extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons good-quality red wine vinegar, such as Kimberley
1 small garlic clove, minced
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, divided
1½ pounds skinned king or coho salmon fillet (1 in. thick), cut into 1½-in. chunks
4 ounces thinly sliced pancetta
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley



1. Combine ¼ cup oil, the vinegar, garlic, salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper in a bowl. Set aside.

2. Heat grill to high (450° to 550°). In a large bowl, combine remaining tbsp. oil with remaining ¼ tsp. pepper. Turn salmon in oil to coat.

3. Set out rows of 3 salmon chunks on a work surface. Unroll pancetta slices into strips and wrap strips once or twice around salmon, weaving long pieces between chunks. Skewer each row of salmon with chunks slightly separated.

4. Oil cooking grate, using tongs and a wad of oiled paper towels. Set kebabs on grate, then grill, covered, turning once, until fish is barely cooked through, 4 minutes.

5. Arrange kebabs on plates. Stir parsley into dressing; spoon on top of kebabs. Serve with warm, crusty bread for dunking.

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