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Open-Faced Swordfish Sandwiches Recipe

Open-Faced Swordfish Sandwiches Recipe

Topped with blue cheese salad dressing and a festive combination of carrots, red onion and lime juice, these warm sandwiches are a special way to welcome dinnertime.—Ms. Alicia Montalvo Pagan, New Bedford, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 cup canned bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 4 swordfish steaks (5 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 slices sourdough bread (1/2 inch thick), toasted
  • 8 teaspoons fat-free blue cheese salad dressing


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the bean sprouts, carrots and onion. Combine the lime juice, sugar and ginger; stir into vegetable mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Drizzle both sides of swordfish steaks with oil; sprinkle with salt and cayenne. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  • 3. Grill fish, uncovered, over medium-hot heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until fish just turns opaque.
  • 4. Place a swordfish steak on each piece of toast; top with 2 teaspoons blue cheese dressing and about 1/2 cup bean sprout mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 319 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 749 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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