Project Description

Swordfish Souvlaki with Capers and Dill

Souvláki ksiféas may capári kai aníthos

These delicious Swordfish Souvlaki with capers and dill are the perfect canape or bite to eat. Simple to make but pack a flavour punch.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking time: 3 minutes


700g swordfish steaks, skin removed, cut into 3cm cubes
16 small fresh bay leaves
1/3 cup capers, chopped
Half bunch dill leaves, chopped
Grated rind and juice one large lemon
1/3 cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
Freshly ground pepper
Green salad, to serve
Pita bread, to serve (optional)


  1. Thread swordfish onto 8 skewers, beginning and ending each skewer with a bay leaf.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients. Take one third of the mixture and brush it over the swordfish. Reserve the remaining caper and dill mixture to serve with fish.
  3. Preheat a char-grill to medium-high, brush grill with a little oil, add skewers and cook for 2-3 minutes each side, or until just cooked through. Turn once only.
  4. Serve swordfish skewers with caper and dill mixture and if desired, green salad and pita bread.

Lyndey’s Note: If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 20 minutes or freeze overnight, this stops them burning.

Other Seafood Recipes:
Prawn Slice with Basil Mayo
Salmon with Prosciutto, Asparagus and Smashed Potatoes

Recipe from Lyndey & Blair’s Taste of Greece (Hardie Grant): Take a tour of the Peloponnese with Lyndey & Blair’s Taste of Greece. Food and wine personality Lyndey Milan sets off with her son to experience the ancient and modern wonders of this beautiful stretch of peninsula. Starting their journey in Athens, the pair taste their way around Greece, picking up tips about traditional fare from locals along the way. To experience your own Greek odyssey, try Lyndey’s recipes for slow roasted lamb ribs, mezze plates, dips, souvlaki, salads and much more here.