Grilled Marinated Swordfish Recipe
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Serves: 6-8
  • 2-3 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • The zest of one large lemon
  • Thinly sliced pieces from one large lemon (you can use the same lemon above)
  • 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ⅕-2 pounds of swordfish cut into ½ - ¾ inch slices, you should be able to get about 8-10 slices out of the steaks
  • Handful of capers
  • Freshly ground black pepper and Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • ⅓ cup of black olives (gaeta), pitted, crushed, and chopped.
  • ¼ cup of dry white wine
  • 3-4 ripe tomatoes with the seeds removed (optional)
  1. Reduce the thickness of the swordfish steaks to about ½-3/4 inch slices, you should be able to do this at home with a sharp chef's knife.
  2. Rub each side of the swordfish steaks with plenty of lemon zest, Kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Place the steaks in a large zip-loc back and add just enough extra virgin olive oil to coat all the steaks. Marinate, in the fridge, for 2-3 hours.
  3. Remove the steaks and grill, preferably via an outdoor grill, for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove the steaks to a plate.
  4. In a large pan, add about 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive and saute the garlic for 3-4 minutes. Add the lemon slices, capers, dried oregano and olives and cook for 5-10 minutes on a medium flame. Add the wine and swordfish steaks and cook for another 3-4 minutes (just enough to finish the fish and evaporate the alcohol from the wine)
  5. If you've like to add the optional tomatoes, add them with the capers, olives, and lemon slices (make sure to hand crush the tomatoes and catch as many of the seeds as possible).
Most swordfish is sold in 1-2 inch thick steaks and I prefer to reduce the thickness of the fish to about ½ - ¾ inch steaks. It's much easier to work with thinner steaks and I find the eating experience nicer as well (swordfish is a dry fish, inherently, and keeping the thickness down ensures a better cooking process and eating experience).
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