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Grilled Swordfish With Lemon, Mint and Basil

Rachel loves simple recipes, especially when the results are delicious and loved by the whole family. This recipe fits the bill.

Grilled swordfish with a side salad

Grilled swordfish with a side salad

Perfect Summer Dinner

Planning a dinner on a hot and humid summer evening can be difficult—unless you just want hamburgers and hot dogs every night. Which isn't bad, but sometimes you need something different and healthier.

This recipe is by Giada DeLaurentis from the Food Network. It looked so delicious when she made it that I had to try it.

Swordfish isn't a very popular fish, but when you try it you will certainly want to have it again. It has a different texture than most other types of fishe. It's not quite as flaky, and it's meatier—almost like a pork chop. Mixed with these ingredients, you will not want it any other way.

It's perfect for those hot and humid summer evenings and it's something you can make in a snap. Pair it with a side salad and dinner is ready in less than half an hour. Hope you try it and enjoy it!

Salad with cubed watermelon

Salad with cubed watermelon

Choose Your Salad

I love salads with fresh fruit. This one has romaine lettuce, broken up into pieces, a very thinly sliced Vidalia onion, and cubed seedless watermelon. It's a very simple salad but oh so good. I enjoyed mine with a sweet poppyseed dressing while my husband had his with a lite Caesar dressing.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

10 min

25 min

2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 swordfish steaks
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix everything except the fish. Baste the fish and grill the steaks. You could use your grill outside, but I used my grill pan on the stove. If you use the grill outside, put aluminum foil on the grill and place the fish on it.
  2. Grill for 5 minutes on each side. Transfer the cooked fish to a serving dish and pour some of the oil and seasoning mixture on top.

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Photo Guide

Raw fresh swordfish

Raw fresh swordfish

Swordfish cooking on grill pan

Swordfish cooking on grill pan

Grilled swordfish

Grilled swordfish

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Comments

Donna Herron from USA on June 11, 2021:

Hi Rachel - I love grilled swordfish but have never been brave enough to make it at home. Your recipe seems easy and I can't wait to try it. We are still staying pretty much at home, so this will be a nice treat from our usual menu. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on June 10, 2021:

Hi Devika. Are you getting your summer weather in Croatia like we are? Then you want something easy and lite to prepare. I'm happy you visited my article and enjoyed it. I appreciate it. Have a blessed day.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on June 10, 2021:

Hi Peggy. Yes, I love most of Giada's recipes. She really enjoys her food and makes me want to try it. I have eaten swordfish before but this recipe was so simple and lite. Hope you enjoy it. Thank you for your visit and comment. Have a blessed day.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on June 10, 2021:

Hi Rawan. Thank you so much for your comment and visit. I appreciate it. Stay safe from the virus and have a blessed day.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on June 10, 2021:

Hi Thelma. I am surprised that more people don't try swordfish. I like most fishes but this one takes on a meatier taste. Hope you enjoy it. Thank you for always encouraging me. Have a blessed day.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on June 10, 2021:

Hi Pamela. I enjoy fish in the summer especially because it is easy and quick to prepare and a salad goes so well with it. Thank you for your encouraging words. Stay safe and have a blessed day.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on June 10, 2021:

Hi Roslin, Thank you for your visit and comment. Hope you and your family are safe.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on June 10, 2021:

Hi Chitrangada, Thank you for your comments and visit. Yes, you can certainly use whatever fish you like. This one is just a little hardier for the grill. But, like I said if you use the grill lay down aluminum foil first. Have a blessed day.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 10, 2021:

Fish is one of my favorite meals and this recipe makes a fish meal tastier and so easy to prepare.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 10, 2021:

I love the meaty texture of swordfish, and this recipe sounds delicious. Giada does make some great recipes!

Rawan Osama from Egypt on June 10, 2021:

It seems delicious , i will try it :))

Thelma Alberts from Germany on June 10, 2021:

This recipe looks delicious and easy to make. I have not tried swordfish steaks. It is a good idea to make for dinner. Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 10, 2021:

I have never cooked swordfish, but you have convinced me to try it. I eat salads frequently, which are a nice addition to this fish. Thanks for this recipe, Rachel.

Rozlin from UAE on June 09, 2021:

Hi, Rachel. It looks delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 09, 2021:

This sounds delicious and I liked the combination of ingredients and the display of colours, in the sidedish of salad!

Haven't heard of swordfish, but I think, it can be prepared with other seafish!

Thank you for sharing the detailed instructions of the recipe!

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