Russian Sturgeon on Skewers Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6 servings


  • 2 pounds sturgeon or swordfish, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh strained lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • To garnish:

  • 1 lemon, sliced into rings
  • 8 to 10 scallions, trimmed, thoroughly washed and dried
  • 2 medium, firm, ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
How to cook Russian Sturgeon on Skewers:
  • Light a layer of coals in a charcoal broiler and burn until a white ash appears on the surface; or preheat your kitchen broiler to its highest point.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the lemon juice and sour cream and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle the fish with the salt, then with a pastry brush, coat both sides of the fish with the sauce.
  • Thread the cubes lengthwise on 4 skewers, pressing them firmly together.
  • Broil 4 inches from the source of the heat, basting the cubes from time to time with the melted butter.
  • Turn the fish over after 4 minutes, brush with the remaining sour-cream mixture and broil another 2 to 3 minutes, or until the fish is golden brown and firm to the touch.
  • Serve at once, accompanied by the lemon rings, scallions, tomatoes, and onion rings.
Russian Sturgeon on Skewers recipe


Sturgeons are among the world's most valuable wildlife resources. These northern hemisphere fishes can be found in large river systems, lakes, coastal waters and inner seas throughout Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Romania, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine, other European countries and North America.
Sturgeon is a meaty, delicate tasting fish. It can be served baked, fried, smoked, or grilled. It’s flesh is more dense than say, cod, so it won’t flake as one might expect. Keep this in mind when you prepare sturgeon because it may become a bit tough with a more pronounced fish flavor when overcooked.

This recipe for Russian Sturgeon on Skewers serves/makes: 4 - 6 servings

The Russian Sturgeon on Skewers recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Sturgeon (more Sturgeon recipes)
Preparation Method: Broiled/Grilled (more Broiled/Grilled recipes)
Cuisine: Russian (more Russian recipes)

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