Grilled Swordfish

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Any firm white fish such as halibut or orange roughy will work in this recipe.


  • 2 lbs swordfish steaks, (four steaks)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt (sea salt if on a corn-free diet*)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves, whole, chopped (or equal amount fresh parsley)


  • Wash swordfish steaks, pat dry with a paper towel and place inside a large zip-lock plastic bag (or covered dish).
  • In a small bowl, mix together lemon juice, water, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and cilantro (or parsley).
  • Pour lemon marinade over swordfish and seal bag (or cover dish). Place in refrigerator. Marinate fish at least one hour, turn the bag occasionally so marinade covers fish. Marinate up to 12 hours.
  • Prepare grill (medium-high heat) and oil the rack so fish will not stick. Place the fish on the hot grill and cook 4–5 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

* Allergy notes: People following a corn-free diet should avoid iodized salt since it contains dextrose, which should be avoided by those allergic to corn.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 312
  Calories from Fat 116 (37%)
(19%)Total Fat 12g
(15%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(29%)Cholesterol 88mg
(21%)Sodium 498mg
(20%)Potassium 699mg
Total Carbohydrate 2g
(1%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(90%)Protein 45g
* 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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