10 Grilled Swordfish Recipes To Make This Summer

grilled swordfish steak with pineapple, mango, and cilantro salsa
Photo: SunnyByrd

Swordfish's creamy white flesh and mild flavor lends itself so well to the grill. And because its flavor is so mild, it tends to take on the flavors of your marinade or seasonings. For summer-inspired meals, you'll find swordfish topped with mango salsa or bruschetta, or glazed in a tangy orange marinade. You'll also find simple swordfish recipes that let the fish's flavor shine. Fire up the grill and get inspired with these 10 grilled swordfish recipes.

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Grilled Marinated Swordfish

marinated swordfish with glaze and lemon wedges and rice
John Payne

Just because a recipe is simple, doesn't mean it's any less elegant. Here swordfish steaks are marinated in a combination white wine, lemon juice, soy sauce, and poultry seasoning before hitting the grill. Reviewers suggest letting the fish sit in the marinade for a full eight hours for maximum flavor.

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Grilled Swordfish with Rosemary

grilled swordfish steak with rice and greens

If you're a fan of rosemary, the herb is used in both the marinade and the finishing sauce for this grilled swordfish. The longer you can marinate the better.

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Citrus Swordfish With Citrus Salsa

grilled swordfish steak with pineapple, mango, and cilantro salsa

This fresh and tangy salsa, made with orange, pineapple, mango, jalapenos, bell pepper, and cilantro, is the perfect pairing for mild swordfish. Serve it with jasmine rice as reviewer TAKERRIGAN did.

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E-Z Marinated Swordfish

grilled swordfish steak with rice and asparagus
Pamela Orcutt Goossens

"The tantalizing marinade teams cayenne, hot pepper sauce, ginger and lime juice to give your tastebuds a good 'kicking'!" says recipe creator OZAHIRU. You can substitute white wine for white wine vinegar for a more nuanced flavor.

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Simply Swordfish

grilled swordfish with dill and lemon slices

For those who want the flavor of the swordfish to shine, this is the recipe for you: "This quick and simple recipe serves to complement it's natural flavor," says recipe creator JANNIEP. Lemon juice, lemon pepper, and dried dill weed are all that's needed to flavor swordfish in this recipe.

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Grilled Swordfish

grilled swordfish with creamy cucumber sauce on white plate
Soup Loving Nicole

Teriyaki sauce, margarine, and garlic powder make a fast and flavorful combination for grilled swordfish. Reviewer karen says it best: "The best recipes are quick but don't taste it - and this qualifies!"

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Mediterranean Stuffed Swordfish

Mediterranean Stuffed Swordfish
Cathrin Dela Fuents

A creamy feta and spinach mixture makes an excellent filling for swordfish steaks that can be easily customized to your tastes: "I added artichokes and capers," says reviewer Barrie.

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Chef John's Grilled Swordfish Bruschetta

Chef John's Grilled Swordfish Bruschetta

A classic summertime appetizer serves as a hearty topping for grilled swordfish. "The bitter hit from these stripes of charred bread actually makes the tomatoes even sweeter and more delicious," says Chef John.

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Orange Glazed Swordfish

grilled swordfish with orange glaze, lemon slices, and green beans
Doug Matthews

An innovative combination of orange juice, fresh ginger, sesame oil, and soy sauce makes up the glaze for this grilled swordfish. The best part? It requires less than 10 minutes of prep work.

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Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Cucumber Sauce

grilled swordfish with creamy cucumber sauce on white plate
Soup Loving Nicole

The cool cucumber sauce makes an excellent complement to these swordfish steaks that are basted in a spicy chili sauce. Serve with roasted potatoes or rice.

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