Swiss Chard-Wrapped Red Banded Rockfish Skewers

April 28, 2016

Swiss Chard-Wrapped Red Banded Rockfish Skewers

Swiss chard wrapped red banded rockfish recipe

Red banded rockfish is a delightful seafood with a mild but unique flavor. It is a great option for adding delicious seafood to your healthier diet without spending a lot of money. Learn how to make chard-wrapped red banded rockfish with this recipe, and see for yourself how tasty healthy eating on a budget can be.


This recipe serves 4 people, but it can be doubled or tripled if needed.

Rockfish Skewers

Cooking methods include:

Boiling, blanching, steaming. While steaming is best, you can also bake the skewers or prepare them on the grill.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories       410

Fat               9g

Protein         34


  • 8 large Swiss chard leaves
  • 4 Alaska rockfish fillets, fresh or thawed
  • 20 bamboo skewers
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice

Rockfish Skewers


  • 1-1/2 cups Greek yogurt (2% fat)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill leaves
  • Juice of 1 medium lime


  1. Blanch chard leaves (submerge in boiling water for 5 seconds, then submerge leaves in a bowl of ice water for 10 seconds).
  2. Remove leaves from ice water and pat dry with clean paper towels. Set leaves aside.
  3. Add about 1 inch of water to a saucepan in preparation for a steamer basket; bring water to a boil. Be sure to periodically check water level and maintain depth throughout preparation.
  4. Wrap each rockfish fillet in two chard leaves, making sure it is tight.
  5. Place 5 skewers evenly into the side of the fillets so the chard is held in place.
  6. Cut each fillet into five portions between the skewers.
  7. Season each skewer lightly with salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Place skewers inside a bamboo steamer, leaving room between each for steam to circulate; place steamer over boiling water and cook approximately 7 to 10 minutes. Carefully remove steamer from saucepan
  8. Empty water from saucepan and return to heat; add olive oil until the bottom of pan is just covered. Sauté onions and peppers until tender-crisp, and add sesame seeds during the last minute of cooking.
  9. In a small bowl, mix yogurt, cucumber, dill, and lime juice. Set aside.  
  10. To serve, add rice and vegetables to each plate, topping the rice with 5 skewers. Serve the sauce on the side.

Rockfish Skewers

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