Shrimp and Salmon Skewers with Orange Sauce

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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  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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! :)

  4. Pilar says

    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!!

  5. CaritoM says

    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! :)

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