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Grilled swordfish kebabs (simple)

  • Grilled Swordfish recipes such as kebabs are perfect for a quick, easy fish dinner.
  • Swordfish is an ideal white fish to use for kebabs, as it is firm and won’t crumble easily whilst grilling. Swordfish is a very popular fish in Greece, you can find it at most fish markets.
  • Oregano, fresh lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil are often used to flavour fish and as a dressing.
Swordfish Kebabs

Swordfish Kebabs

Raw Swordfish

Raw Swordfish


  • 2 red onions, quartered
  • 2 red or green peppers (capsicums), quartered and seeded
  • 20 thick cubes of swordfish, 650-750g,
  • 75ml/ 5 tblspn extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • large pinch of dried oregano
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • lemon wedges, to garnish
  • 4 long metal skewers


  • To make the marinade, put the olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and ground pepper in a small bowl.
  • Whisk and leave for later.
  • Arrange the onion quarters into pieces with two or three layers.
  • Cut the quartered peppers into similar sizes to the onions.
  • Make the souvlakia by threading five pieces of swordfish on to each metal skewer.
  • Alternate the cubes with a piece of red onion and red and green pepper to add colour and flavour to the fish.
  • Repeat with each kebab.
  • Lay in a dish and brush the marinade over all the sides of the fish and vegetables and leave for about an hour in a cool place for the flavours to infuse.
  • Prehead an oiled grill or barbecue to hot setting and place the swordfish kebabs on the grill for cooking.
  • Make sure the heat is not too close to burn them.
  • Grill for about 10 minutes, turning to cook on all sides until the fish is cooked through and the onions and peppers are cooked.
  • You can brush the extra marinade over the fish as you are cooking to enhance the flavours.
  • Serve immediately with the lemon wedges.


  • Many fishmongers will prepare and cut the fish for your swordfish recipes. If you are cutting it yourself, you will need about 5cm square cubes.

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