My favorite part of warm weather is making as many meals on our grill as I possibly can. Heck, I even grill when it's raining outside.
Along those lines, I was lucky enough to receive a some grilling gear from the folks at Firewire and KitchenIQ! Perfect timing, right? Let me introduce you to my new friends:
This is an electric knife sharpener. I'm pretty particular when it comes to keeping my knives sharp, but I've never owned anything like this. All my knives are literally sharp-as-new now. It doesn't matter what kind of knives you have, either. It'll sharpen them all. Good to know in case I ever decide to buy a hunting knife. (Um, not likely.)
These are the skewers from Firewire. One set is a flexible wire which makes it easy to skewer meat and vegetables and THEN marinate them. I can see that saving a lot of time when mealtime draws near!
The other set is a dual skewer. I used these for the salmon skewers I'm sharing with you today. Super sturdy, and look how clever they were to put little symbols on them so you could tell them apart if you happen to be entertaining? My only complaint would be not having enough of these. I don't think one skewer is a full meal (unless you have ginormous pieces of meat on there). I better pick up a few more of these.
I even got this bright, cheery zester. I really love my zester, but the features on this one were delightful. It has a compartment that slides on and off the back. It not only catches the zest and juice that squirts everywhere, but it also measures it for you! How cool is that?
I managed to use all of these (except of the flexible skewers) in the recipe I made! By the way, having a super sharp knife makes cutting through salmon skin SO much easier.
I have to admit that with as much grilling as I do, I've always been terrified of grilling fish directly on the grates. I sucked it up and used the dual skewers so the fish wouldn't spin while I was moving it around. And then I squished some thinly sliced pineapple between the salmon slices for good measure.
Success! I especially loved the spicy jerk seasoning against the sweetness from the pineapple. Salmon can stand up to strong flavors, so this was a perfect combination!
For other Paleo dishes, consider this Sausage and Cauliflower Rice Recipe.