Grilled Soy and Dijon Marinated Swordfish Kebabs

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Author Notes: In college I bartended at Legal Seafood Restaurant in Cambridge, a New England institution. They made a fantastic swordfish kebab. Years later, when I lived in Europe I tried to create a marinade inspired by Legal's kebabs. This is the recipe I came up with, and since then it has been my go-to marinade for grilled fish. It also works well with salmon, halibut or any other steak-like fish. TasteFood

Serves 6

  • 1 medium yellow onion, grated, with juices
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 pounds swordfish steaks, cut in 1 1/2" chunks
  • 12 bamboo skewers, pre-soaked
  • flat leaf parsley for garnish
  1. Combine onion, olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, mustard, pepper and salt in a large bowl; whisk together.
  2. Add fish to marinade and toss gently to coat. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  3. Preheat grill or oven broiler. Thread 4 pieces of fish on each skewer.
  4. Grill, turning, until fish is brown and just cooked through, 6-8 minutes. Arrange on platter and garnish with parsley leaves.
  5. Optional: Alternate swordfish chunks with 1" pieces of red onion, red and yellow bell pepper pieces.

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about 1 month ago TasteFood

20 minutes is fine too. I posted this recipe a long time ago here at F52, and I am going to adjust the marinating time. Usually I marinate my fish for about 30 minutes.


about 2 years ago maggiesara

Gosh these were delicious. I made one batch as per the recipe last night (with roasted asparagus and a caufliflower-almond sauce), and tonight my plan was to cook up the rest, but I was out of lemons, and so added some yuzu kosho instead. YES! MAN was that good. I broiled the skewers, and ate them wrapped in a tortilla with some asian slaw. Yum.


about 2 years ago TasteFood

I'm so happy you enjoyed them. Thanks for commenting!


over 4 years ago Guzmadon

simple and delicious. Thank you for sharing.


about 5 years ago Sagegreen

This sounds wonderfully classic!


about 5 years ago healthierkitchen

Saving this one!


about 5 years ago TasteFood

Hope you like it!


about 5 years ago lastnightsdinner

Mmmm, this sounds wonderful.


about 5 years ago TasteFood