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Grilled Swordfish

Erin Clarke of Well Plated nailed it with this simple recipe. She takes the time to explain how not to overcook swordfish, which is a common mistake of both novices and professionals. The original recipe is here:

I assumed pulling off moist grilled swordfish would be difficult and that I’d mess up an expensive protein.

My swordfish assumptions were wrong once again—swordfish is super easy to grill at home.

-Like tuna, swordfish steaks absorb flavor fast. Between 10 to 15 minutes of marinating time is all you need for swordfish. Any simple marinade will do.

-Since swordfish is firm, it’s easier to flip on the grill than more delicate fish (like Grilled Cod). You can cook it right on the grill grates (no need for a packet, like this Grilled Salmon in Foil).

Ready to bring the restaurant home to you? Let’s grill some swordfish!

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Serves 4


  • Swordfish Steaks, 1 Inch thick  ·  4 
  • Olive Oil  ·  3 tablespoons 
  • Soy Sauce  ·  1 tablespoon 
  • Sherry or Red Wine Vinegar  ·  1 tablespoon 
  • Minced Garlic  ·  1 tablespoon 
  • Dried Oregano  ·  1 teaspoon 
  • Medium Lemons, Cut in Half  ·  2 
  • Salt and Pepper  ·  To taste 
  • Flat Leaf Parsley, Chopped  ·  To serve 


Go check out Erin's page to get the full recipe with instructions.

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