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Grilled Swordfish Kebabs with Mixed Herb Pesto

“This is a great way to showcase swordfish, a fish that’s right at home on the grill and especially nice when served with seasonal local veggies. The mixed herb pesto is so delicious, it’s good on just about anything.” —Emeril Lagasse

Grilled Swordfish Kebabs with Mixed Herb Pesto

Grilled Swordfish Kebabs with Mixed Herb Pesto

Grilled Swordfish Kebabs with Mixed Herb Pesto


(Makes four servings)

  • 1 ¾ to 2 pounds 1-inch-thick swordfish steaks, cut into 1 ½-inch cubes
  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into ½-inch-thick lengthwise slices
  • 1 zucchini (6-inch-long), halved lengthwise, cut into ½-inch slices
  • 16 cremini mushrooms, stems trimmed
  • 8 skewers (11- to 12-inch) (soak wood skewers in warm water for at least 15 minutes)
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Mixed Herb Pesto

Preheat grill or broiler to high. Assemble kebabs by dividing swordfish and vegetables evenly among skewers. Lightly brush all sides of skewers with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Grill or broil skewers 6 inches from heat source until fish is just cooked through and vegetables are lightly browned on edges, about 8 minutes. Drizzle Mixed Herb Pesto over all.

Emeril Lagasse Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc..

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