Grilled Swordfish Steak: Succulent Seafood

Grilled swordfish steaks, close up
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Yield: 2 swordfish steaks
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
350 Calories
12g Fat
44g Carbs
29g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 350
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 214mg 1,072%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 1182mg 25%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

I haven't had grilled swordfish steaks in quite a while, so when my next-door neighbor offered me some swordfish I was happy to accept. The steaks weighed in at about 6 ounces each - perfect for one - and he gave me a couple - perfect for two. I spent a day or two looking at recipes but finally decided on a simple preparation that would simply highlight the naturally fresh, sea flavor of the steaks. This takes no more than 15 minutes of hands-on time to make so it's a great weeknight meal.


  • 2 (6-ounce) swordfish steaks

  • 1 lemon

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon dried herbes de Provence

  • 1 pinch salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Place steaks in a plate and squeeze the juice of half the lemon over them, coating both sides. Marinate for 30 minutes.

  2. In the meantime, heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.

  3. Brush both sides of steak with olive oil then sprinkle one side of each steak with 1/2 teaspoon of Herbes de Provence and a pinch of salt.

  4. Place steaks on hot grill and cook for about 5 minutes - until edges of steak are cooked halfway up. Flip steaks and cook another 5 minutes.

  5. With a sharp knife, probe the center of the steak to be sure it isn't pink but is still juicy. If it isn't quite done, remove ​the pan from heat, cover with foil, and cook off heat for another 5 minutes.

  6. Squeeze a bit more lemon juice on steaks and serve.

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