Swordfish Spiedini - Giada De Laurentiis

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by HeidiSue

This is another wonderful recipe from Giada De Laurentiis's Family Dinners cookbook. It is so simple and tastes great. You can substitute halibut for the swordfish and bacon for the pancetta. We serve it with grilled veggies.

Top Review by rosslare

So unusual to combine fish and pancetta, but it works really well!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 -2 teaspoon herbes de provence (in the spice section of the grocery store)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 12 lbs swordfish steaks, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 slices pancetta, thin slices
  • 6 skewers (metal or wooden, but soak the wooden for 30 minutes in water)


  1. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for medium-high heat or preheat a ridged grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the oil, herbes de province, salt and pepper to blend.
  3. Add the swordfish cubes and toss to coat.
  4. Thread the swordfish cubes alternately with 1 slice of pancetta onto each of the skewers, wrapping the pancetta around the fish cubes as you go.
  5. Grill the skewers until the swordfish is just opaque in the center and the pancetta is crisp, about 8 minutes, turning and brushing often with the remaining marinade.

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