Swordfish is a firm-fleshed fish that is easy to grill and we love this Grilled Swordfish Steak with Lemon-Dill Aioli Sauce. Get that grill hot and ready and prepare yourself for a treat!
Swordfish is one of the few fish that can be cut into steaks and this is the perfect weather for grilling it in the backyard. This is a nice mild-flavored, firm-fleshed fish with a texture similar to Ahi tuna, or Mahi-Mahi although quite different in taste. When buying swordfish steaks look for American swordfish and not imported. Our swordfish comes from the waters of the Pacific….specifically from Hawaii.
Since the flesh of the swordfish is firm, it doesn’t fall apart when it is flipped over on the grill and it holds up to the heat long enough to get those nice grill marks without over-cooking.
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When buying swordfish steaks look for American swordfish and not imported. Our swordfish comes from the waters of the Pacific….specifically from Hawaii.
Since swordfish has such a firm flesh, it doesn’t fall apart when it is flipped over on the grill and it holds up to the heat long enough to get those nice grill marks without over-cooking.
You can cook this steak on an indoor grill just as successfully as an outdoor grill. This makes a great year-round recipe.
Brush the grill or outdoor grate with oil before cooking the swordfish. That will prevent the fish from sticking to the grill.
Don’t overcook the swordfish or it will become dry. If you’re not certain about how ‘done’ the fish is, then check the internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer. The internal temperature should be at about 145°F.
This swordfish steak is at least an inch-thick and we are grilling it close to the heat. We will cook that baby for 5 minutes on the first side, searing it with some beautiful grill marks.
Then it is flipped over to cook for another 2-3 minutes. It will be crisp on the outside, a little rare on the inside and soooo juicy and delicious! Serve this Grilled Swordfish Steak with Lemon-Dill Aioli Sauce and enjoy!
You will be deliciously surprised at how moist this swordfish is and our make-ahead Lemon-Dill Aioli Sauce is a perfect accompaniment for this steak!
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Grilled Swordfish Steak with Lemon-Dill Aioli Sauce
Swordfish steak, grilled to perfection and served with a Lemon-Dill Aioli Sauce.
- 1 Swordfish steak, weighing about 1 pound and cut at least 1- inch thick
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Kosher salt
Lemon Dill Aioli Sauce
- Prepare your grill, I am using a charcoal grill rather than a gas grill but it is your choice. Brush the steak on both sides with olive oil and season generously with salt.
- Grill the swordfish steaks over high heat, as close to the heat as possible, turning once after 5 minutes getting good grill marks. Flip the steak over and grill the other side for another 2-3 minutes. Transfer the fish to a platter and divide in half. Serve with Lemon-Dill Aioli sauce. Serves 2
Serving Size 7 oz. (cooked)
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2.4 g
Cholesterol 88.5 mg
Sodium 204 mg
Protein 44.9 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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