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Succulent Swordfish Recipes

Swordfish is not like other fishes – rich and meaty, it’s almost hard to believe you’re eating seafood! I had only ever tried swordfish in restaurants, thinking that it would be much too difficult to prepare at home. Luckily, I was wrong! Swordfish cooked at home can be on the table in only a few minutes. Summer is the best time to catch swordfish at its freshest. For a few short weeks harpoon-caught swordfish comes to us from a Nova Scotia fishery certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. These skillful harpooners target large, mature swordfish one-by-one, virtually eliminating the chance of catching other marine life or harming ocean habitat. Learn more in this previous blog post. It’s also the best time to enjoy this special fish because it pairs perfectly with peak seasonal product like juicy tomatoes and ripe summer squash. Want to give it a try? Check out these swordfish dishes:

Easy Lemon Swordfish SteaksGrilled Chile-Garlic Swordfish

Grilled Swordfish Salad with Olives and CapersGrilled Swordfish Sandwiches with Summer Squash Salsa

Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Tomatoes and Pine NutsLearn to Cook: Grilled Fish

Pan-Seared Swordfish with Summer Salsa and ArugulaSicilian-Style Swordfish with Pasta and Capers

Suya SwordfishSwordfish with Zucchini and Orange

Have you tried cooking swordfish at home? Tell me about it in the comments!  

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Carolann Fulk says …

Lettnig my fingers do the walking....do you sell swordfish steaks at your Tyson's store and if so, what is the price? Many thanks!!

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@CAROLANN - Our products vary between regions and store locations. I wasn't able to find a store by the name of Tyson. You can find a list of our stores at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list to reach out to your local store directly to see what they have in stock!

georgia stasi says …

I grill swordfish, but baste it with a mixture of ( lemon juice, chopped garlic (fine) chopped parsely, lemon rind grated, and olive oil, after grilling I serve a bowl of this sauce with it. it is so yummy, would have it every night. also, I fry in a cast iron skillet if I am not grilling, and it turns out wonderful also,

Jay says …

I find simple is best with this delicious fish. Grill on high heat for about 8 minutes total. Brush on mixture of melted butter, lemon, and garlic, and pepper on both sides. Parsley garnish. Enjoy

gr0mit says …

I had some fresh frozen swordfish and found a simple recipe that only involved the fish and pancetta on wooden skewers. This recipe (not yours) was faulty however. Well, sort of. I substituted bacon for the pancetta and followed the instructions to wrap a slice around the skewer in between the one inch chunks of marinated swordfish on the kabob. I then grilled them on the bar-bee for 10-12 minutes turning three times. Well, the bacon did not cook so I had to disassemble the kabobs and finish cooking the bacon separately. The fish was excellent however and saved the meal! For herbs, I used an Italian blend with extra majoram, thyme, sage and celery seed, salt and pepper all mixed in olive oil and marinating for two hours before cooking. Even a family fish skeptic was pleased!

Alana says …

We love cooking with fish. Grilled swordfish with celery and onions with a Bearnaise sauce, grilled with a mango salsa. Honey crusted walleye, blue-gill fish tacos with shredded cabbage and pico-de gallo it is all to die for.

Charl says …

Lemon and Soy sauce: my staples for most all fish. Bit of salt/pepper: good to go! :-)