At Cuisine Unlimited, we are always doing our best to make sure we stay on top of both culinary and design trends. This year, we are seeing a focus on Cuban culture in both areas, and had the opportunity to showcase it at Salt Lake Magazine's 2016 Dining Awards.
Trolley Square was converted into a Little Havana for the night, with colorful facades surrounding the stage. Themed bars and buffet stations included a Cuban BBQ, seaport, and a street market.
Guests were delighted with an array of Cuban fare, from fresh salads and empanadas to street tacos and beignets. One of the most popular options was the rum-grilled salmon, so we figured we should share the recipe so you can get a taste of the Dining Awards right at home!
The recipe is perfect for a BBQ as we start to see warmer weather in northern Utah. The skewers can be easily grilled for a family dinner, or made in larger quantities for a summer party! Serve with pineapple, coconut rice, and an avocado salad for an authentic Cuban experience.
Rum-Grilled Salmon Skewers
Makes 10-12 skewers
¼ cup Spiced Dark Rum
3 Tbsp. Orange Juice
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 ½ tsp. Smoked Paprika
½ tsp. ground red pepper
2 tsp. diced green onions
salt & pepper – to taste
2 ½ lbs. skinless salmon fillet
In large bowl, mix all ingredients except salmon and make the marinade.
Cut salmon into chunks and marinate for 1-2 hours. Skewer on to presoaked bamboo skewers. Place on hot grill and cook 8-12 minutes turning occasionally.
Want us to do the cooking for you? We can help you put together an event complete with this Cuban trend, or any theme of your choosing! Contact us today to start your order for our catering and event services.
Visit our Facebook page to see more photos from the 2016 Dining Awards!