Salmon "Lollipops" with Mint Pea Dip

Make these "lolly pops" for a light dinner or your next party!

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Salmon Skewers

Ingredients

  • 400 g (1 pound) skinless salmon fillets
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 45 ml (3 Tablespoons) lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Cut each salmon fillet in half lengthwise into 8 long pieces, or into skewer-able pieces (approx 2-inch cubes).
  2. Make a quick marinade by whisking together the olive oil, lemon juice and honey in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add salmon to the marinade and leave while you make the dip.

Mint Pea Dip

Ingredients

  • 200 g (1 cup) frozen peas
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 3 mint candies
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 80 ml (⅓ cup) olive oil
  • salt, to taste

Directions

  1. Blanch the peas in a pan of salted, boiling water for 1 minute, then plunge into an ice bath to retain the bright green color.
  2. Drain, then put into the Vitamix container with the garlic, mint plus the zest and juice of the lemon.
  3. Select the lowest setting and start the machine. Slowly pour the oil through the lid plug hole.
  4. Once the mixture is loose enough to form a dip, replace the lid plug and slowly increase the speed to its highest setting until you have a lovely, smooth, bright green dip (about 30 - 40 seconds). Transfer to a bowl.
  5. Carefully skewer the salmon portions and place onto a foil-lined tray. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  6. Place a griddle pan over high heat and, once it's smoking, add the salmon lollipops. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side then remove to a clean plate.
  7. Serve hot or cold with the mint pea dip.

Notes

You will need 8 wooden skewers for this recipe.