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Fast & Easy Dinner: Skewered Swordfish Rolls

Fast & Easy Dinner: Skewered Swordfish Rolls

This summer, I'm trying to experiment with different types of fish. Although I cook with plenty of seafood, usually I make salmon or shellfish. When I found this recipe for skewered swordfish, I couldn't help but get excited. The fish is rubbed with a lemon garlic herb mixture before being pounded thin. Next a thick orange tapenade coats the fish. It sounds delicious and exciting with a wonderfully pretty presentation.

To get the recipe and expand your fish horizons with me,


Skewered Swordfish Rolls

Skewered Swordfish Rolls

Skewered Swordfish Rolls


  1. Grated peel of 2 lemons, plus lemon wedges for serving
  2. 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  3. 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  4. 3/4 cup green olives, chopped
  5. 1/2 cup basil leaves, chopped or torn
  6. 3 tablespoons capers
  7. Grated peel of 1 orange, plus orange wedges for serving
  8. Four 1/2-inch-thick swordfish steaks (about 2 1/2 pounds total)
  9. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  10. Salt and pepper
  11. Large slices of crusty bread


  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high.
  2. Using a food processor, pulse the lemon peel, garlic and parsley until finely chopped.
  3. In a bowl, combine the olives, basil, capers and orange peel.
  4. Remove the skin and dark flesh from the swordfish steaks and discard.
  5. Drizzle the fish with the olive oil, season with salt and pepper and rub with the lemon mixture. Place the fish between 2 layers of wax paper and gently pound out to 1/8 inch thick.
  6. Cut the fish into twelve 3-inch-wide strips no more than 5 inches long. Spread the orange-olive mixture on the strips. Roll up the fish strips and thread 3 rolls at a time onto skewers.
  7. Grill the swordfish skewers, turning frequently, until firm to the touch and opaque, about 7 minutes.
  8. Grill the bread and serve alongside the skewers, with lemon and orange wedges for squirting on the fish.

Serves 4.

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CoronaLove CoronaLove 8 years
i may try this with a different type of fish.
GinaSnyder GinaSnyder 8 years
This looks fantastic! Literally making my mouth water!
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 8 years
never had swordfish. is it a flakey type of fish? yeah, the only seafood i ever cook is salmon, shrimp, tilapia & scallops. time to try something new..
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
I am generally a fan of swordfish, but not a fan of Rachel Ray. And I can't understand why you'd need to pound this out and then roll it. Swordfish steaks are so good on their own. The rolling seems remarkably unnecessary.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
I'll be experiencing with fish too this summer, mainly because the selection is awesome here in Norway and also because meat is way too expensive.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'll pass...
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