15 Must-Try Grilled Swordfish Recipes For Every Cookout Master

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Swordfish are not only tasty, they are very protein rich and a great source of zinc and Omega 3.

15 Awesome Grilled Swordfish Recipes For Every Cookout Master

They are excellent fish to grill because they do not have the strong odor or texture that other fish might have when grilled. 

It has a mild taste and can be cooked quickly on the grill without drying out, with the key being to grill until just done. If you overcook it, it will become tough and dry.

While most other types of fish filet can be grilled and made into a tasty meal, swordfish is one of the more beneficial for how quick and easy it is to cook, its nutritional benefits and for how much leaner it is to other types of fish. 

To get the most flavor out of your swordfish and keep all your guests taste buds satisfied for the next time you decide to grill one up, try experimenting with some of the recipes we have listed below to see which will give it that rich specific flavor that you’re looking for

How To Grill Swordfish

Swordfish is often sold with the head attached, so if you want to remove it before cooking, simply cut around the eyes where the head meets the body and remove it. You’ll need about 1/3 pound of fish per person.

Prepare the grill for medium-high heat (about 450°F). Brush the grate clean and oil it lightly and place the swordfish in the center of the grill away from direct heat.

Cook for 5 minutes, turn over and cook for another 4 minutes, and it should be ready to go, just make sure to let it cool. 

With this in mind, now it is time to find the perfect recipe to use when cooking the swordfish to give it that extra hint of flavor.

1) Grilled Swordfish With Lemon Pepper Sauce

15 Awesome Grilled Swordfish Recipes For Every Cookout Master

Lemon pepper sauce can add some zing to any dish, but especially to grilled food. This recipe uses lemon juice as well as lemon pepper seasoning to make sure that the flavors really come through.

The lemon pepper seasoning also adds a little bit of saltiness to balance out any sweetness.

The ingredients needed for this recipe are 2 tablespoons of olive oil, a little bit of lemon juice and a tablespoon of lemon pepper seasoning.

Before cooking the swordfish, all you need to do is brush it down with olive oil and add the lemon pepper seasoning to craft an extremely easy and appetizing dish.

2) Mediterranean Grilled Swordfish

For a bit more of a warm and spicy alternative, try marinating the swordfish in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder and paprika.

This does not need to take too long, 15 minutes of marinating while the grill is heating should be perfect. 

Cook the swordfish as you would normally, with 5 to 6 minutes on the grill for each side, and finish it off with a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes to add some extra heat if you really want to and serve with salad to create a traditional and appetizing dish for those who love some spice. 

3) Grilled Swordfish Skewers

15 Awesome Grilled Swordfish Recipes For Every Cookout Master

If you want something a bit easier to digest but that still looks delicious, try skewering the swordfish first and then place them on the grill.

To add an extra hint of flavor, when the swordfish is done, sprinkle a few drops of sesame seed oil to each skewer to add a nice nutty flavor to the skewered dish.

4) Grilled Swordfish Tacos

15 Awesome Grilled Swordfish Recipes For Every Cookout Master

Tacos are a great way to serve grilled swordfish. In this case, the tacos are filled with fresh avocado, salsa verde and cilantro.

Simply slice the swordfish into strips when cooked, and then fill the taco shells with the slices. 

Top with the salsa verde and avocado and garnish with a sprig of cilantro to satisfy both taco and seafood enthusiasts with one tasty, familiar dish. 

5) Grilled Swordfish Wrapped Onions

Wrapping onions in foil or parchment paper can make them look very appetizing, and they taste even better.

When grilling the swordfish, wrap the onion in foil or parchment paper and then place them on top of the fish. 

Add some more herbs such as rosemary or thyme to the mixture and then grill until the onions are tender to give your meal a lovely aroma along with the incredible taste.

6) Grilled Swordfish And Vegetables

15 Awesome Grilled Swordfish Recipes For Every Cookout Master

An easy and quite common meal, but still delicious that will be sure to please any guests, especially if they are a bit more picky with their food. 

When grilling vegetables alongside the swordfish, it gives the whole meal a wonderful combination of flavors.

To create this dish, simply marinate the swordfish in a mixture of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, basil and oregano.

Then prepare the vegetables by slicing them up and adding them to a bowl with the other ingredients used to marinade the swordfish. 

After that, place them on the grill and cook until tender to create a healthy and nutritious meal that is guaranteed to keep all guests happy and healthy.

7) Grilled Swordfish Pasta Salad

Swordfish pasta salad is another classic dish that tastes amazing and is so simple to make.

All you have to do is marinade the swordfish and then toss it in with the pasta, this can be penne, fusilli or whatever type of pasta you like best. 

Once you’ve added the pasta to the bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients, and you will have a dish that is so easy to make, you could even throw it together for yourself if you have any spare swordfish that need to be cooked. 

8) Grilled Swordfish With Peaches

This is a very popular dish in many parts of the world, and it’s not hard to see why.

The peaches really bring out the sweetness of the swordfish when sprinkled on, and the addition of mint creates a refreshing and light flavor. 

This recipe calls for peaches that are ripe and juicy, so don’t worry about using under-ripe ones. As long as you get good quality fruit, you’ll end up with a delicious dish that everyone will love.

9) Grilled Swordfish Tostadas

Grilled Swordfish Tostadas

Grilling the swordfish and then topping it with a creamy sauce and crunchy toppings is what makes this dish so special, having all the right elements to create something truly memorable. 

First, marinade the swordfish with lime juice, salt, pepper and paprika. Next, add the cream cheese and sour cream to the mixture and then let it sit for at least 30 minutes before serving. 

While the swordfish is sitting, heat up the tortillas and then spread some mayonnaise over each one.

Top the tortilla with the swordfish and finish off with the salsa and cilantro. That’s it! A great tasting meal that is sure to impress anyone who tries it.

10) Grilled Swordfish Wrapped In Bacon

Bacon and swordfish go together like peanut butter and jelly. If you’re looking for an easy yet impressive dinner idea, this grilled swordfish wrapped in bacon is a great choice.

Simply slice the swordfish into pieces and then wrap each piece around a strip of bacon. 

Make sure to secure the ends of the bacon onto the swordfish and just put the swordfish on the grill and cook it until the bacon starts to turn golden brown.

Remove from the grill and serve immediately while still warm to ensure it retains all the flavor from both.

11) Grilled Swordfish And Avocado Salad

Avocados and swordfish go together so well that they were once considered a perfect food duo.

They also happen to taste fantastic when combined with each other’s natural flavors since they complement each other so well. 

Start by cutting the swordfish into thin strips and then marinating it in lemon juice, olive oil, fresh parsley, garlic powder and black pepper before grilling.

Next, cut the avocados into wedges and remove the pit. Place the swordfish in the bottom of a large bowl and top it with the avocados. 

Finish it off with some extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and freshly ground black pepper.

12) Grilled Swordfish With Lemon Butter

15 Awesome Grilled Swordfish Recipes For Every Cookout Master

Just like other steaks, a lemon butter coating adds a lot of flavor to swordfish.

To prepare this dish, first rub the swordfish with half of the lemon butter and then season it with salt and pepper.

Once grilled, the swordfish will have a nice hint of lemon sweetness along with some of that rich creamy taste from the butter.

13) Grilled Swordfish With Basil Caper Butter

Similar but slightly different to lemon butter, basil caper butter can use either regular or smoked varieties depending on your preference.

Just make sure to brush the swordfish with the butter and then season it. After grilling, top the swordfish with chopped basil leaves and sprinkle with freshly cracked black pepper to give it a delicious level of tanginess. 

14) Grilled Swordfish Sandwiches

For perhaps the easiest recipe on this list, try making your own fish sandwiches.

You can use any type of bread or roll that you’d like, simply spread the inside of the bread with mustard and then place the swordfish on top.

Add whatever condiments that you want such as lettuce, tomato or pickles, then pop it under the grill for about 5-7 minutes and enjoy.

15) Grilled Swordfish Sicilian Style

Served as a main dish in Italy, towards the end of the grilling add in some garlic and olives, and then cook the fish for another minute.

Then add some tomatoes and capers, and put it on again for a minute. Once the swordfish looks about ready, glaze it with some wine and add some pine nuts to create a dish that would make even the world’s top chefs’ jaws drop. 

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Swordfish is one of the tastiest and most beneficial seafood out there, but to ensure you get the most flavor, and look like a top chef, always consider forming it around a recipe when planning to grill one up.

Julian Wells

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