Swordfish Spiedini

For an easy, elegant al fresco dinner, I made swordfish spiedini over herbed rice.

Spiedini usually refers to anything on a skewer in Italian. Sort of like a kabob. Spiedini usually consists of skewered meats or fish.

Since swordfish is a very dense, meaty type of fish, this does very well on the grill and with a marinade. Just don't cook it too long, or it will dry out.

Stacey's Swordfish Spiedini
: serves 6

1.5 lb swordfish steak, side skin removed and cut into 1.5" cubes
cherry tomatoes (2 for each skewer)
2 red peppers, quartered and cut into 2" pieces
1 red onion, cut into quarters

3 cloves minced garlic
1/3 cup of soy sauce
1/3 cup of orange juice
juice of 2 limes
zest of lime, orange or lemon (or all 3)
3 tbsp of vegetable oil
handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
salt & pepper

Add your cubed swordfish pieces to a bowl and pour marinade over. Let sit in the fridge for about an hour. You can also do this in a ziploc bag, but why waste the baggie?

On metal skewers (if you are using bamboo skewers you may want to soak them in water first so they don't burn), thread a fish piece, then a tomato, red onion and red pepper slice, ending with a piece of fish.

Arrange your skewers on a platter and drizzle with some oil, kosher salt and pepper & leftover marinade.

*GRILLING TIP: Since my grill tends to run TOO HOT (I hate the miserable thing), I use Reynolds Wrap non stick foil, which my friend Darice introduced me to years ago and now I can't live without it in the summer.

Place your spiedini on your oiled grill or kabob rack or non stick foil, and have the grill at low-medium flame. Grill about 3 minutes on each side, turning the skewers as they start to get a crust.

Serve over your favorite rice or with a fresh salsa. These were AWESOME! Low fat and healthy. Everyone loved them.


Ciao Chow Linda said…
Swordfish is so versatile and your spiedini look delicious. You're so right about how they have a tendency to dry out.
Patsyk said…
Looks awesome! I do love swordfish, but haven't made it at home much. Love the idea of making it on a skewer!
Angelica said…
Yum! I would love to make these, but I doubt I would find swordfish at the fishmonger's here in Norway. Have to think about a substitute fish!
Anonymous said…
Besides being delicious, nutritious, low in fat, THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! Great pictures.. again.
Light, healthy, lowfat, I desperately need this! I love all fish on the grill, but swordfish is hard to find here.
kat said…
Another great idea on how to make fish something we are always looking for
Such a gorgeous meal for an outdoor BBQ! So colorful :)
Karen said…
Oh, how I miss fresh swordfish! They just don't swim this far north. Har!
Anonymous said…
I love swordfish...this looks like a perfect summer dinner!
Colleen said…
This looks beautiful, delicious, and summery :)
gorgeous photos, gorgeous dish, gorgeous gorgeous.
LaDue & Crew said…
I'm loving these summer recipes Stace! So colorful, and yes, low fat like your anonymous commenter said!
Summer is here! This looks absolutely wonderful - you must be having a great celebration out East!
kiss my spatula said…
what a perfect summertime dinner!
lisaiscooking said…
Sounds like a great meal! And, it's been a long time since I last had swordfish.
Kerstin said…
What a lovely healthy meal! So pretty too and perfect for company.
How pretty! Being able to have beautiful nights grilling outside is reason enough to move to the burbs.
Beautyfull contrasting colours and the " Char "...very inviting.
Lori Lynn said…
That does sound awesome. I really like your marinade.