Grilled Swordfish with Summer Salsa

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4


  • 4 6 oz swordfish* steaks
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened orange juice
  • 2 tsp reduced-calorie margarine, melted
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • Summer Salsa1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced avocado
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbs chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon chopped, seeded jalapeno pepper


  • Grilled Swordfish:Place fish in a shallow dish; set aside.
  • Combine the next 3 ingredients; mix well and pour over steaks. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour, turning once. Meanwhile, prepare Summer Salsa.
  • Remove steaks from marinade; set aside. Coat grill rack with vegetable cooking spray. Place steaks on grill 4 to 5 inches from medium hot coals. Grill, brushing with marinade and turning once, just until fish begins to flake when tested with a fork, allowing 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  • To serve, transfer fish to individual serving plates. Serve with Summer Salsa.
  • Summer Salsa:Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive dish. Yield: 1 ¾ cups.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Substitution Tip: You can use halibut, shark, tuna or salmon.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 301
  Calories from Fat 111 (37%)
(19%)Total Fat 12g
(13%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(22%)Cholesterol 66mg
(14%)Sodium 327mg
(25%)Potassium 861mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 8g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(70%)Protein 35g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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