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Grilled Rosemary Swordfish

My husband loves swordfish, and we have a ton of swordfish recipes because of that. But, 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.
  • Makes
    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 zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 swordfish steaks (5 ounces each)


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients; add the swordfish. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 214 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

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  • annrms
    Aug 11, 2019

    Enjoyed this recipe for two very much. The flavors of fresh rosemary and lemon were perfect. I added a touch of red pepper flakes to the mix. I broiled the fish in my countertop oven. Had it with TOH's Verde pasta and steamed green beans. We cleaned our plates!

  • bicktasw
    Mar 31, 2019

    I absolutely LOVE swordfish but I never tried to marinate it. This recipe got my attention and I'm glad it did! The marinade is simple to make and the flavors are a perfect compliment to the fish. I did not make any changes to the recipe .... I will definitely be making this again! Five stars for sure!

  • Tom From Tulsa
    Jan 1, 2019

    I was skeptical because of the simplicity of the recipe. This lite marinade enhances the flavor of the swordfish w/o changing or clouding the flavor. Using "fresh - never frozen" swordfish is essential. Used food processor to chop ingredients, marinaded for 2 hours,

  • calibaker
    Jun 15, 2016

    definitely not 5 stars...good but just ok.

  • lenc
    Aug 30, 2015

    The best

  • danobva
    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.

  • RoadkillRich
    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.

  • mjensen09
    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!

  • dfaulk1
    Jul 4, 2011

    Sorry, forgot to rate this - definitely 5 stars!

  • dfaulk1
    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!