Spicy Mustard Swordfish and Artichoke Kabobs

This marinade in these Spicy Mustard Swordfish and Artichoke Kabobs is a little spicy, a little briny and has a whole lot of bang!

Spicy Mustard Swordfish and Artichoke Kabobs 

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serves 4


  • 6 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon capers rinsed and chopped
  • 4 anchovy fillet roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and minced
  • swordfish cut into 1 ½ inch cubes, skin removed
  • 2 cans artichoke hearts packed in water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes or to taste


Whisk together mustard, lemon juice, capers, anchovies, garlic and 6 tablespoons of olive oil in a large bowl. Add the swordfish chunks, and the artichoke hearts to the bowl, tossing to coat them with the marinade. Let the swordfish and artichokes marinate at least 4 hours, but overnight is better.

Divide the fish and artichokes evenly between 8 skewers. Alternate between artichoke and fish as you thread everything onto the skewers. Do not pack together on the sticks them to tightly. They should touch but not be crammed up next to their neighbors.

Carefully brush some of the remaining olive oil onto each skewer. Season with salt and pepper. Then arrange the skewers on the grill. You want to use indirect heat, so arrange your coals appropriately.

Cook the kabobs, rotating them some as you go. Continue to brush the surface with the remaining olive oil as you turn each skewer to help prevent sticking. Swordfish should be charred some on the outside and just barely cooked all the way through. About 7 minutes depending on the heat of your grill. Don’t forget the fish will continue to cook once it leaves the grill, so do not overcook. The artichokes should also have some nice charred marks.

Bring them to the table hot. You can serve these with a variety of condiments such as: lemon slices, chopped herbs, good black pepper, cucumber and onion relish, garlic aioli, or just a drizzle of very good olive oil. Grilled bread and a variety of salads will round this party out!