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Fish skewers: the tasty and quick recipe to prepare them in the oven and in a pan

Fish skewers: the tasty and quick recipe to prepare them in the oven and in a pan


Extra virgin olive oil

The fish skewers I’m a according to tasty, colorful and very fast to make. Perfect to bring to the table during the summer season, when you want a light and satisfying dish ready in less than 20 minutesthey are ideal to serve all year round on the occasion of a lunch with family or a dinner with friends. To prepare them, simply skewer the fish, cut into cubes, on the appropriate wooden skewers, and alternate it with pieces of pepper and courgette slices.

Once ready, you can brown the skewers in the pan with a drizzle of oil and chopped herbs, or season them in the same way and cook them in the oven at 170 ° C for about twenty minutes: here we have cooked them both ways, but it will be up to you to choose your favorite mode. Enjoy them hot freshly made and accompany them with slices of homemade bread and a portion of salad or grilled aubergines: for a meal light but very tasty, also excellent for those who follow a balanced and low-calorie diet.

We have chosen slices of salmon, swordfish e tuna fishbut if you like you can pack the skewers in many different variations: you can opt for squid rings to pass in a rich breadcrumbs and grated parmesan breading, alternate the shrimp with slices of avocado and lime, or make them with pieces of octopus and onion rings… In short, just select the caught favorite, buy it very fresh from your trusted fishmonger, and then play with vegetables and combinations according to personal taste.

Find out how to prepare fish skewers by following the step by step procedure and advice.

How to prepare fish skewers

Wash the aromatic herbs, dry them and finely chop them with a mandolin 1.

Cut the tuna into cubes about 3 cm per side 2.

Proceed in the same way with the swordfish steak 3.

Skin the salmon and also cut this into chunks of the same size 4.

Wash the yellow pepper, dry it, cut it into layers and remove the seeds and internal white filaments; so get lots of squares 5 about 3 cm on each side.

Wash and clean the red pepper and cut this into squares as well 6 of the same size.

Wash the courgette, dry it and trim it; then cut it into thin slices 7 about 5 mm thick.

Take a wooden skewer and skewer a square of yellow pepper 8.

Also add the tuna, courgette and salmon 9.

Follow with a square of red pepper and a cube of swordfish 10.

Continue with a piece of tuna and a piece of pepper, and finish with a slice of courgette 11; proceed to make the other skewers until all the ingredients are used up.

For baking: arrange 4 skewers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper 12.

Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of oil and sprinkle with some chopped aromatic herbs 13. Season with salt and pepper, and put in a preheated oven at 170 ° C, in ventilated mode, for 15-20 minutes.

To cook in a pan: Add the remaining oil and chopped herbs 14 in a non-stick pan.

Add the skewers, brown them for a few moments on both sides, season with salt and pepper, blend with the white wine 15 and cook over low heat, covered with a lid, for about 20 minutes.

Once the skewers are cooked in the oven and in a pan, arrange them on a serving dish 16bring to the table and serve.


As well as in the oven and in a pan, as in our recipe, you can also prepare fish skewers grilled. In this case, before proceeding with cooking, we suggest you collect the pieces of fish in a bowl with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon, 1 sprig of chopped parsley and a pinch of salt and pepper, and leave them to marinate in the fridge for at least half an hour before blanching them on a hot plate: in this way the meats will flavor to perfection, remaining soft and juicy.


It is advisable to taste the fish skewers hot, at the moment. Alternatively they can be kept in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 1 day massimo.

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