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grilled swordfish recipe Grilled Swordfish Recipe: Fire Up Those Grills!

The GrillJunkie team tapped into our Mediterranean roots and our love of grilled fish for inspiration in making our memorable Grilled Swordfish Recipe!

Here’s a few facts about Swordfish from the folks at to whet your appetite:

  • How many types (species) of swordfish are there?
    There is only one species but they are grouped by location, though. There is the Pacific swordfish, the Mediterranean swordfish and the Atlantic swordfish. The Pacific swordfish is the largest of the three.
  • What is the size of a swordfish?
    They grow fast and can reach 14 feet in length and weigh 1,200 pounds. The average size caught is 6 feet and  50-200 pounds.grilled swordfish recipe
  • How long do swordfish live?
    Their lifespan reaches 9 years. They are ready to reproduce at 5 years.
  • What is the habitat of the swordfish?
    They are found in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans and sometimes cold waters, including the Mediterranean Sea, the Sea of Marmara, the Black Sea, and the Sea of Azov. They are highly migratory, moving to warmer waters in the winter and cooler waters in the summer.

Grilled Swordfish Recipe

Serves: 4 | Prep time: 10 minutes | Grilling time: 15 minutes| Special equipment: Grilling Tongs and Basting Brush


grilled swordfish recipeGrilled Swordfish Recipe: Hardware Essentials

BBQ, Charcoal or Gas Grill

1 pair of long handled tongs

1 basting brush

Grilled Swordfish Recipe: Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juiceitalian grilling recipes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Medium grind Kosher Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (5 to 6-ounces each) swordfish steaks

Grilled Swordfish Recipe: Preparation

  • Prepare your grill to medium-high heat. Combine the oil, mint, lemon juice, basil, and garlic in a medium bowl and whisk to blend. Season the lemon and olive oil mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • grilled swordfishWith a basting brush, brush the swordfish steaks with 2 tablespoons of the lemon and olive oil mixture. With the grilling tongs carefully place the swordfish steaks on the grill grate. Grill the steaks until just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side (depending on thickness of steaks). When ready, transfer the steaks to plates with grilling tongs. Spoon the remaining sauce over and serve.



Serves: 4 | Prep time: 10 minutes | Grilling time: 15 minutes| Special equipment: Grilling Tongs and Basting Brush

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Comments ( 3 )

  1. ReplyRhianon

    Hi, that sounds so good, I'm definitely going to have to try it! I always mean to grill on the weekends, but I live super close to my favorite restaurant, BBQ Smokehouse, and it's admittedly made me a little lazy!

  2. ReplyOutdoor Grilling

    Yes! Looks delicious. One question though, is one garlic glove ever enough?? Keep up the great work, love the recipes.

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