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    HeidiSue's Note:

    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.

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    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 -2 teaspoon herbes de provence (in the spice section of the grocery store)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
    • 1 1/2 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. 1
      Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for medium-high heat or preheat a ridged grill pan over medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, whisk the oil, herbes de province, salt and pepper to blend.
    3. 3
      Add the swordfish cubes and toss to coat.
    4. 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. 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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    • on August 22, 2009


      I tried this recipe yesterday and it was great. I cut the swordfish into 1 inch cubes and laced them with pancetta. I served it with rice mixed with peas, fresh parsley and lemon zest and paired it with pino grigio. What a great quick dinner, will definately make it again. 2 things I would do differently is to marinate overnight and keep a close eye so it doesn't overcook. I might also try the marinade on mahi mahi. I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks for a great recipe.

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    • on August 05, 2009


      My local grocery doesn't carry pancetta, so I had to do without. Even so, this was incredibly good - and probably much healthier! I added some zucchini to the marinade and skewered that with the swordfish. My husband and I both raved about how wonderful it tasted.

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    • on June 07, 2009


      as long as you don't overcook the fish, this is a wonderful recipe. we had friends over and grilled these outside on a warm, summer night. i love easy recipes and this one takes the cake! it looks and tastes so elegant (you really need to use herbes de provence for this!) and everybody was pleased. we served this with a caprese salad, a cooled dry chardonnay, and a fruity dessert. THANK YOU! i love giada :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Swordfish Spiedini - Giada De Laurentiis

    Serving Size: 1 (119 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 177.3
    Calories from Fat 81
    Total Fat 9.0 g
    Saturated Fat 1.8 g
    Cholesterol 44.2 mg
    Sodium 296.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 22.4 g

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    herbes de provence


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