Here's a swordfish marinade made with items that I had on hand, and it has a nice zing to it as well!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
52 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, onion, black pepper, Cajun seasoning, cilantro, and cayenne pepper in a shallow glass baking dish. Add swordfish steaks, turning to coat with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, turning occasionally.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  • Grill swordfish steaks for 5 to 6 minutes on each side until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; protein 44.5g 89% DV; carbohydrates 2.5g 1% DV; fat 15.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 87.4mg 29% DV; sodium 383.2mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2009
We made excellent swordfish with this. My only hesitation in giving it four rather than five stars is that I would add more of the cajun seasoning and mustard next time -- maybe increase by 50% at least. The lemon flavor was much stronger. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/31/2009
I don't like to give out bad reviews and even though we like everything in this recipe neither my husband nor I liked the end result on this. I followed the recipe to a T and it was too much lemon and the flavor was just not good. The lemon really overpowered everything. I felt like I had wasted Swordfish (which is a NO NO). I was VERY disappointed to say the least. We will not be having this again. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
03/31/2009
I don't like to give out bad reviews and even though we like everything in this recipe neither my husband nor I liked the end result on this. I followed the recipe to a T and it was too much lemon and the flavor was just not good. The lemon really overpowered everything. I felt like I had wasted Swordfish (which is a NO NO). I was VERY disappointed to say the least. We will not be having this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2009
We made excellent swordfish with this. My only hesitation in giving it four rather than five stars is that I would add more of the cajun seasoning and mustard next time -- maybe increase by 50% at least. The lemon flavor was much stronger. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2008
This was really delicious. I grilled the fish over charcoal and the marinade combined with the smokiness was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2011
Delicious! I went with the other reviews and used less lemon and more mustard and it turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2008
Was a good introduction to swordfish although it was hard to detect the marinade. I might choose to let the steaks marinade for longer next time. They also needed more time on the grill - thank you for letting me try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2009
This was excellent though I agree with the last review...I would suggest marinating all day or over night as well even. I marinated 3 hours and still would have like a bolder flavor...but the flavor that was there was superb!! I used mahi mahi in place since the store didnt have the swordfish:( Great dish though and can't wait to try again marinated for longer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
I am not a fish eater at all. Made this (substituting something called louisiana blackened fish seasoning for the cajun seasoning... since it's all i had on hand). Used on tuna steaks instead of swordfish and I liked it... hubby and son loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2009
Really enjoyed this recipe... I took another person's suggestion and marinated the steaks for 24 hours--- awesome!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2012
This would be a five for me except I like more spice. Next time I will add red pepper flakes to the marinade. Other than that great in every way! I used a grill pan on the grill to keep the fish from sticking. This worked great. A keeper! Read More
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