Shrimp and Salmon Skewers with Orange Sauce

by Erica Dinho on April 6, 2010

It is officially Spring and you can’t imagine how happy I am! I feel a little bit bad that winter is gone because I really enjoy cooking and eating winter food, but I absolutely love Spring. It feels just like my home city, Medellin, which is known as “the city of eternal Spring”!

The trees are beginning to bud and the  flowers are blooming. There is something special about this season, there are so many things to love about spring. Don’t you think?

Now, let me introduce you to my Shrimp and Salmon Skewers. They are a fantastic and simple appetizer and with the orange sauce, it is a combination made in heaven.

The orange sauce or salsa de naranja can be used with your favorite meat as well. My aunt always made this sauce in Colombia for parties and I just love it.

Buen provecho!



(About 12 to 15 appetizers)

  • Orange Sauce
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Skewers
  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon, cut into small pieces
  • 12 to 15 cooked large shrimp

Salmon Skewers


To make the sauce: in a small bowl dissolve the corn starch with 3 tablespoons of water.

Over medium-low heat, place a small pot and add all the ingredients for the sauce. Stir constantly until the sauce is thick about 10 minutes. Set aside.

For the skewers:
Preheat the oven to 400°F.

In a large baking dish place the salmon pieces. Season with salt and pepper.

Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.

Assemble small skewers with one piece of salmon and one shrimp. Serve with the orange sauce on the side.

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Simply Life April 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

WOW! I think you´ve managed to combine all my favorite ingredients into one dish! Looks amazing!


2 Sandi April 6, 2010 at 12:29 PM

This looks great…..does it have to be made with fresh orange juice?


3 Anna April 6, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Awwwww!!! Eternal Spring would be heavenly it is my favorite season, everything looks so pretty. That’s a really yummy combo loved the orange sauce.


4 Bo April 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM

I love the shrimp and salmon combination…with the orange sauce it sounds really delicious.


5 Sarah Naveen April 6, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Sounds great and looks so yummy!!


6 Ivy April 6, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Wow, I thought that this would be barbequed and was kind of disappointed as we don’t barbeque often, living in an apartment, but since it’s in the oven it is definitely something I would love to make. Love all the ingredients. I made a salmon recipe combined with orange juice only recently and thought I was nuts to make this combination but it did turn out to be delicious and hope to post it soon.


7 Baking is my Zen April 6, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Sounds great for an appetizer!


8 Sandra G April 6, 2010 at 3:51 PM

The colors remind me of spring flowers, how refreshing and light!


9 Kim April 6, 2010 at 4:47 PM

This is so pretty Erica! It’s like a ray of sunshine and I bet it tastes so refreshing. Happy Spring to you!


10 Joan Nova April 6, 2010 at 5:33 PM

you should enter this photo in shutterboo’s weekly challenge on flickr. the theme this week is “orange”.


11 tasteofbeirut April 6, 2010 at 5:49 PM

What a splendid recipe Erica! Love citrus, adore it actually and orange sauce with seafood sounds like a match made in heaven! Plus in a skewer, even better!


12 Erica April 6, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Thank you all for the comments!


13 yasmeen April 6, 2010 at 6:08 PM

I love anything with oranges :D


14 Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog April 6, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Excellent combinations of flavors Erica, love both, seafood together with this yummy sauce!! Send me some spring days…here is fall ;)

All the best,



15 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes April 6, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Oh wow, I love seafood! This looks so healthy and scrumptious.


16 Lyndsey April 6, 2010 at 6:58 PM

I love the presentation! It looks so beautiful! Nothing like fresh orange juice in anything!


17 Erica April 6, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Thank you guys!


18 Kathleen April 6, 2010 at 9:40 PM

I love this! It sounds fresh and delicious!


19 Chef E April 7, 2010 at 12:23 AM

Orange! I get so excited about Orange! Now I can imagine how great this dish is! I will be tweeting this my dear!


20 grace April 7, 2010 at 5:50 AM

aside from the fact that so much seafood is involved and i’m woefully averse to it, i’m smitten with this! so many shades of orange–it’s beautiful, erica. even a fish-hater can appreciate that! :)


21 MaryMoh April 7, 2010 at 6:21 AM

You have both my favourite on a stick….haha! Love this very much. I would love to try this.


22 Oysterculture April 7, 2010 at 11:07 PM

I’ve always loved the salmon and citrus combo and you’ve added another favorite recipe to my growing list to explore – thanks!


23 Pilar April 8, 2010 at 9:14 PM

I´ve been to Medellin and can vow that the weather is PERFECT! Of course, Erica, my neck of the woods in Colombia (the Caribbean coast) has all those beautiful beaches…LOL!! Its just such a beautiful country!!


24 Erica April 8, 2010 at 11:02 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting this site :)


25 CaritoM April 9, 2010 at 10:19 AM

Hey!!! I’m a new reader…. I am falling in love with your recipies…. they are simple and easy to make, I just moved to london a few weeks ago, and I am making my CHEF HUSBAND worry!!! ha ha ha haaaaaaa now i am cooking better than him!
Thanks! y siiiiii que delicia la comida Colombiana! SALUD Y JUEPAJE for ever! :)


26 Soma April 12, 2010 at 10:59 AM

Shrimp and orange sauce ! wait till my DD sees this. She is going to be so thrilled. Simple and very summery recipe.


27 Carolina April 13, 2010 at 9:57 AM

I made these for my friends and everyone loved them :) Thank you!


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