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Sweet Balsamic Salmon Kabobs

Mushrooms, asparagus, and succulent salmon, covered in a sweet balsamic honey glaze and grilled up to perfection. And bonus, this healthy Sweet Balsamic Salmon Kabobs dinner cooks up super fast!

Sweet Balsamic Salmon Kabobs

I have the strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me.

Philippians 4:13. My favorite. I have this engraved, posted, and stamped all over my life. Even on my ID bracelet I wear when I bike. “I have the strength” – how inspirational is this? I have the strength because He allows me that.

This coming Saturday, in Naples, Florida, will be my first attempt at a Half Ironman triathlon. 2k swim. 56 mile bike. 13.1 mi run. I mentioned here how I had been thrown off in getting ready …well, then I got the flu. So now I’m really off.

But I have the strength.

ouch

This is a huge deal to me. I spent years in physical therapy, falling down randomly when a knee would give out …pain. Even the Army was like “yeah, your knees are really screwed up.”

Until March 2012, when I had my knees reconstructed, both meniscus cleaned up, and kneecaps repositioned.

After 6 months of physical therapy and strength training, I ran my first 5k. A year later, I did my first triathlon. And I have been hooked since.

I have the strength because He allows me that.

There is a reason for us all and all we do, isn’t there? We are all given gifts and we each need to figure out what those are and what to do with them. And I have the gift of being a stubborn, strong-willed bitch. So I will do this.

Sweet Balsamic Salmon Kabobs

So, with this post, I am calling an end to my little pity party and reminding myself (pretty publicly yes?) that I will do this.

Because I have never in my life quit anything. Because I have the strength. Because He has a purpose for my journey.

{insert a bunch of happy emoticons here}

So, this delicious dinner! I always post my tri-prep food, right? Whelp, this week I went with healthy salmon, as I often do – salmon is just too perfect – and some veggies and grilled them up with a sweet and OMGsh tasty sauce …and white rice GASP!

Sweet Balsamic Salmon Kabobs

…Yep, I loooove jasmine rice, so that is what I am eating. Remember, I am carb loading. Jasmine rice checks that box. It has less fiber than brown rice, but the asparagus is good for that.

Plus I’m having Super Good Morning Green Smoothies in the morning and a whole wheat bagel with my turkey burger at lunch.

And lots of greens throughout the day. So I have fiber covered.

This dinner gives me protein. Potassium. Vitamins C and A. Iron. Healthy fat to fight inflammation. And just enough sugar to ward off cravings.

Sweet Balsamic Salmon Kabobs

Completely satisfying, this meal is just delicious.

So wish me luck. Or better yet, say a prayer. I would appreciate either. …And make this easy dinner cuz it is really amazing!

Mushrooms, asparagus, and succulent salmon, covered in a sweet balsamic honey glaze and grilled up to perfection.

Sweet Balsamic Salmon Kabobs

Erica
Mushrooms, asparagus, and succulent salmon, covered in a sweet balsamic honey glaze and grilled up to perfection.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine seafood
Servings 5 people
Calories 436 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ lbs salmon skin removed, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 lb large asparagus spears cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 oz whole baby portabello mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp whole-grain mustard
  • pinch fresh cracked pepper
  • jasmine rice cooked according to package directions
  • garnish: thinly sliced green onion and toasted sesame seeds
  • oil for the grill grate

Instructions
 

  • Blanch the asparagus 2 minutes. Shock in ice water and drain.
  • Heat the grill to high heat. Thread the salmon, asparagus, and mushrooms on skewers.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the honey, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, mustard, and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low heat, and simmer gently 5 minutes to thicken. Stir occasionally and keep an eye on it because you don't want it to scorch or boil over. Remove from the heat.
  • Brush the skewers with the balsamic glaze (go ahead and use all of it!). Using a wadded up paper towel dipped in oil, oil the clean grill grate (use thongs to hold the paper towel). Grill the skewers 2 minutes.
  • Carefully flip and grill 2-3 minutes longer until fish is cooked through and veggies are done. Serve immediately over rice.

Notes

I add some butter to the rice to keep it from sticking (and to make it extra yummy) and season it with a good pinch of kosher salt.

Nutrition

Calories: 436kcal (22%) | Carbohydrates: 44g (15%) | Protein: 34g (68%) | Fat: 14g (22%) | Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 81mg (27%) | Sodium: 241mg (10%) | Potassium: 1064mg (30%) | Fiber: 3g (13%) | Sugar: 10g (11%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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