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Swordfish skewers with chilli peanut dressing
Swordfish skewers with chilli peanut dressing 4.3-5 9
  • Calories: 1300 kj
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g

How to Make:

  1. Soak 8 wooden skewers in cold water for 30 minutes (or use metal skewers).
  2. Meanwhile, combine soy and sugar in a bowl, stirring to dissolve sugar, then add fish. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.
  3. For dressing, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook eschalot, stirring, for 3-4 minutes until golden. Add the chilli, garlic and ginger, then cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add sugar and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes until it starts to caramelise. Remove from heat, then add fish sauce, lime juice, nuts, coriander, remaining 1/4 cup (60ml) oil and 1 1/2 tablespoons water. Adjust flavours to taste – you should have a balance of sweet, sour, salty and hot. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  4. Preheat a barbecue or chargrill pan on high heat. Thread fish onto soaked skewers. Grill for 1-2 minutes each side until charred and just cooked through.
  5. Garnish the swordfish skewers with coriander leaves and serve with lime wedges and chilli peanut dressing.
Time for preparing:
15 min.


  • 2/3 cup (165ml) soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 x 200g swordfish fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
  • Chilli peanut dressing
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) peanut oil
  • 8 red (Asian) eschalots (see notes), finely chopped
  • 2 long red chillies, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3cm piece of ginger, grated
  • 1/3 firmly packed cup (80g) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • Juice of 2 limes, plus wedges to serve
  • 1/3 cup (50g) roasted unsalted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander, plus extra leaves to serve