Swordfish Souvlaki with Lemon- Olive Oil Marinade

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 25 min + marinating time

Cook Time: 10 min

Swordfish Souvlaki w/ Lemon- Olive Oil Marinade


16 whole fresh bay leaves

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
10 pitted Greek green olives (or Kalamatas), very finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless swordfish steaks, cut into 16 equal-sized cubes
vegetable oil for brushing grill
16 whole cherry tomatoes
4 medium red onions, peeled and quartered
4 (15-inch) metal skewers


1. Soak bay leaves in warm water for 1 hour to soften.

2. Make marinade: In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil and lemon juice. Add olives, garlic, lemon zest, and freshly ground black pepper to taste and continue mixing to combine.

3. Place fish and marinade in a covered bowl or in a zip baggie and marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

4. Heat the grill to medium-hot. Lightly oil grill rack.

5. Remove fish from marinade, reserving marinade. Thread tomatoes, fish, bay leaves and onion pieces- in that order- onto skewers, filling all but the top 1 1/2 inches or so on each skewer. Place skewers on grill and cover, making sure air vents are open. Grill, turning and basting with reserved marinade, until fish is cooked and vegetables are lightly charred, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve immediately.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted slightly from Real Food)