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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!

Grilled Swordfish Steak with Lemon-Dill Aioli Sauce.

Grilled swordfish with lemon dill aioli sauce

 

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.

uncooked swordfish steak

uncooked swordfish steak

WHERE IS THE RECIPE FOR THE GRILLED SWORDFISH STEAK WITH LEMON DILL AIOLI SAUCE?

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Swordfish steak on a hot grill

Swordfish steak on a hot grill

TIPS TO MAKE GRILLED SWORDFISH STEAK WITH LEMON DILL AILI SAUCE:

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!

 

Grilled Swordfish Steak with Lemon-Dill Aioli Sauce.

Grilled Swordfish Steak with Lemon-Dill Aioli Sauce

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!  

Click on the link above  to get the recipe for the perfect accompaniment to this grilled swordfish steak.

 

Lemon-Dill Aioli Sauce

Lemon Dill Aioli Sauce (with video)

 

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Grilled Swordfish Steak with Lemon-Dill Aioli Sauce.

Grilled Swordfish Steak with Lemon-Dill Aioli Sauce

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes

Swordfish steak, grilled to perfection and served with a Lemon-Dill Aioli Sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 Swordfish steak, weighing about 1 pound and cut at least 1- inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Lemon Dill Aioli Sauce

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 364mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 13g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Nicole Shillings

Monday 2nd of October 2017

Mmmm! I love swordfish. Growing up Cali, we ate it fresh at least once a week. It's harder to find here in Georgia, but I do find some frozen steaks now and then. I'll have to try this!

Pat

Monday 2nd of October 2017

Thanks, Nicole...swordfish is one of my favorites, along with salmon. The lemon-dill aioli sauce works so well with both. :)

April

Monday 2nd of October 2017

OOooh you made this fish sound so delicious Pat, now I want to make it! Thank for the tips!

Pat

Monday 2nd of October 2017

Hi, April...it is really delicious and moist. Enjoy! :)

Cynthia

Thursday 28th of September 2017

Who would have thought fish could be so good-looking? My husband likes to grill so I'm going to ask him if we can have this over the weekend; finally, the weather is warming up in Cape Town, so perfect timing!

Dahn

Thursday 28th of September 2017

that is wonderful Cynthia, my husband loves to grill as well and I always enjoy helping him prep a meal.

Ali

Wednesday 27th of September 2017

This looks really yummy! I can see myself putting that aioli on lots of grilled fish dishes. Swordfish is one of my favorites - it was one I'd often eat when I lived overseas. I'm glad to find a recipe that uses dill - I keep seeing beautiful bunches in the grocery store and wonder what to do with them.

Pat

Wednesday 27th of September 2017

Ali...this swordfish is sooo good and it also is delicious broiled. The lemon-dill aioli is one of my favorite sauces with fish and I use it often! Thanks for your comments. :)

Armelle Dee

Wednesday 27th of September 2017

I have never eat swordfish. Seeing your recipe and picture, makes it look so easy to make and very appetizing. I will be buying swordfish next time in the grocery store and will try your recipe. Thanks my dear

Pat

Wednesday 27th of September 2017

Thank you, Amelle...This swordfish is moist and delicious and I don't believe you will be disappointed.

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