If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious meal, look no further than salmon tikka. This dish is easy to make at home with a few simple ingredients, and it’s a great way to get the whole family involved in cooking. In this blog post, we’ll explain how to prepare delicious salmon tikka at home, with a step-by-step guide on how to get the most out of the recipe. From marinating to cooking, we’ll provide all the tips and tricks you need to make the perfect salmon tikka.
Choose the right salmon
When it comes to preparing a delicious Salmon Tikka, the type of salmon you choose is key. Wild-caught Alaskan salmon is usually the best option as it contains the most omega-3 fatty acids and has a higher fat content than other varieties, making it more flavorful. You can also opt for farm-raised salmon, which tends to be more affordable. Make sure you look for fresh, sustainable sources of salmon when making your selection. If you’re buying frozen salmon, make sure to check that it’s been properly frozen and stored. Once you’ve chosen your salmon, you can start prepping it for your dish.
Cut the salmon into cubes
One of the key steps to making delicious Salmon Tikka is to cut the salmon into cubes. It’s best to use a sharp knife and cutting board for this task. Start by taking the salmon and cutting it into 1-inch cubes. Be sure to cut against the grain of the salmon so that it holds together when cooked. Then, place the cubes on a plate or shallow bowl and set aside while you prepare the marinade. If you are using fresh salmon, be sure to remove any skin or bones before cutting. You can also buy pre-cut salmon cubes at most grocery stores. This will save time and hassle if you don’t have access to a good fillet of fresh salmon. Once your salmon cubes are ready, make the marinade. Combine yogurt with garlic paste, ginger paste, garam masala, chili powder, coriander powder, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well until all ingredients are well combined. Add the cubed salmon to the bowl with the marinade and coat evenly. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours. This gives the salmon time to absorb the flavors from the marinade.
Marinate the salmon
Marinating the salmon is a crucial step in preparing Salmon Tikka. The marinade can be made with a variety of ingredients, such as plain yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, turmeric, garam masala, and other spices. Start by combining all the ingredients in a bowl and whisking until smooth. Add the salmon cubes to the marinade and stir to coat them evenly. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the salmon sit for about 30 minutes or up to 2 hours for the flavors to really penetrate the salmon. Make sure to give the salmon cubes a good stir every 10 minutes or so to ensure that all of the cubes get properly coated with the marinade. Once the salmon has finished marinating, it’s ready to be grilled!
Preheat the grill
Once you have your marinated salmon cubes, it’s time to preheat the grill. If you are using a charcoal grill, you’ll need to light your charcoal and wait until the coals are white-hot. You can also use a gas grill or an electric grill.
Whichever type of grill you choose, you’ll want to make sure the grates are clean and that the temperature is set to medium-high heat. This will ensure the salmon cooks evenly and that it doesn’t stick to the grate.
Once the grill is preheated, it’s time to start grilling! Place your salmon cubes on the hot grates and close the lid. Let them cook for a few minutes before flipping them over to ensure they get nice and crispy. Depending on the size of your cubes, they should take about 5-7 minutes total to cook. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t overcook.
Grill the salmon cubes
Once your salmon cubes are well-marinated, it’s time to put them on the grill. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Place the marinated salmon cubes on the grates and close the lid. Grill the salmon cubes for about 8 minutes or until the cubes are cooked through and the salmon is just lightly charred on the outside.
Check the salmon after 4 minutes and flip the cubes over as needed so that they cook evenly. Keep an eye on them and continue to flip until they are cooked through. Remove the salmon cubes from the grill once they are finished cooking. Serve with rice and vegetables, or enjoy as is! Serve the salmon tikka warm with a squeeze of lemon juice. For a complete meal, you can also serve the salmon tikka alongside some steamed basmati rice and roasted vegetables. You can also serve it on its own as a light meal or snack. If you want to make this dish ahead of time, you can store the cooked salmon tikka in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat, place in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, or until heated throughout. You can also microwave the leftovers in 30-second increments if desired. Enjoy this delicious recipe hot off the grill or reheated later for a quick meal or snack!
Serve with rice and vegetables
Once your Salmon Tikka is cooked, it’s time to serve it with some delicious side dishes. For a complete meal, we recommend serving the salmon with a simple side of basmati rice and steamed vegetables.
To make the basmati rice, start by bringing 2 cups of water to a boil in a pot over high heat. Add 1 cup of basmati rice and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer for 15 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed. Then fluff the rice with a fork and set aside.
To prepare the vegetables, simply steam or stir-fry your favorite selection. We suggest broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers, but you can choose whatever you like. Once the vegetables are cooked, combine them with the rice and top with the Salmon Tikka. Serve immediately and enjoy! When served this way, Salmon Tikka makes an easy and delicious meal that’s full of flavour and nutritious ingredients. It’s also very easy to customize according to taste – add extra herbs and spices if you want more flavour, or use different types of fish if you prefer. You can also use different combinations of vegetables to create different flavors and textures. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator for up to two days. When ready to eat again, simply reheat in a skillet over medium-high heat until warmed through. You can also freeze the leftovers for up to two months. When ready to eat, defrost overnight in the refrigerator before heating as mentioned above. Enjoy!