Our swordfish and pineapple kabobs are a great alternative to traditionally mild fish dinners. Swordfish is more like a steak than the typical soft, flaky white fish varieties. It hold sup well to cooking on a grill pan or traditional outdoor grill. Pineapple and red peppers add a bright counterpoint of flavor to this dish. Serve with our Cilantro-Lime Rice, which uses some of the same ingredients.

Swordfish and Pineapple Kabobs
Swordfish and Pineapple Kabobs
Swordfish and Pineapple Kabobs

Swordfish and Pineapple Kabobs

Swordfish and Pineapple Kabobs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian, seafood
Servings 4


  • 8 large wooden kabob skewers. Soak for 30 minutes prior to grilling.
  • Grilling pan or traditional charcoal/gas grill set up for medium heat.


  • 8 long wooden kabob skewers
  • 16 oz swordfish steaks, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 16 oz fresh pineapple, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch squares
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder


  • Place the swordfish, pineapple chunks, red onion, and red bell pepper in a large glass or other non-reactive bowl.
  • Add the olive oil, lime zest, fresh cilantro, and garlic powder and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine. Set aside to marinate for 15-20 minutes, stirring once or twice during that time.
  • Spray a large grill pan with non-stick cooking spray (or lightly grease with butter, olive oil, or coconut oil). Set over medium heat.
  • Thread the swordfish and veggies alternatively onto skewers. Working in batches if necessary, place on the hot grill pan. Cook until the veggies are slightly charred and crisp-tender, and the fish is flaky, approximately 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately with our Instant Pot Cilantro-Lime Rice, if desired, and lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!
Keyword grilling, seafood, swordfish