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Grilled Rosemary Swordfish Recipe

Grilled Rosemary Swordfish Recipe

My husband loves swordfish, and this is his favorite way to have it—moist, tender and perked up with herbs. Tuna is a good substitute for swordfish. Its firm texture stands up to grilling. —Lorie Rice, Liverpool, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 swordfish steaks (5 ounces each)


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients; add the swordfish. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill swordfish, covered, over medium-high heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until fish just turns opaque. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 steak equals 214 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 350 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

Reviews for Grilled Rosemary Swordfish

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Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"The best"

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"Made this for my 92 yr old dad & I today for Father's Day... AWESOME! Used foreman grill & didn't include olive oil and lemon peel because I didn't have stock. Also didn't include salt because we're both watching it. Wonderful recipe & very tasty! Thx! Have filed for future use."

Reviewed May. 25, 2014

"I prepared this just as written using fresh rosemary from our garden and used on one 10 ounce swordfish steak and it turned out awesome! Best piece of fish I think I have ever grilled."

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"I doubled the lemon juice & olive oil just to have a little more marinade to work with. Great recipe with perfect flavor. Thanks for sharing it!"

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"Sorry, forgot to rate this - definitely 5 stars!"

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"We love swordfish too - I was just looking for something different than our usual recipe and found this - absolutely perfect. I also have a herb garden and was happy to be able to use some of my fresh rosemary. Thank you!"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"I made this recipe with tuna steaks and the flavor was great! Once the store carries swordfish again, I'll try it with that. Great, easy recipe, thanks!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.