21 Easy and Delicious Swordfish Recipes

If you love shellfish, flaky white fish and seafood classics such as salmon or tuna, but have never had swordfish before, it's time to correct that! Swordfish is a mild-tasting white fish that has a firm, meaty texture and unlike other white fish that can easily fall apart after cooking, swordfish actually holds up well.

It also takes on the flavor of any ingredients you pair it will and is a popular fish choice because you can always find fresh swordfish in the seafood section of your grocery store. Peruse these easy swordfish recipes, discover the best ways to cook swordfish, then prepare to plan a feast around this year-round favorite fish.

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How to Cook Swordfish

Given its firm texture, swordfish lends itself well to making stews, pan-searing, grilling or even being skewered as kebabs.

How Long to Grill Swordfish

When grilling swordfish, treat it as you would a rare steak. For a 1-inch piece of swordfish, use high heat to sear the swordfish on one side for approximately 5-6 minutes until you get the grill marks and the fish is well browned, before flipping over and grilling for another couple of minutes.

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Best Swordfish Recipes

Grilling is probably one of the easiest ways to cook swordfish, but there are a variety of other ways to prepare it and eat it as well. From Mediterranean Parchment-Baked Swordfish and Swordfish Piccata, to Swordfish Skewers and Braised Swordfish with Dijon Balsamic Vinegar, there's definitely a few dishes you'll love in this list of 21 best swordfish recipes.

Browse through them, bookmark your favorites and see why everyone is so obsessed with this delicious white fish.

<p>Bella Sera</p><p>Buttery swordfish is baked to perfection in parchment paper. Serve with your favorite pasta.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/27224/bellaserasponsoredrecipe/mediterranean-parchment-baked-swordfish/" data-ylk="slk:Mediterranean Parchment Baked Swordfish;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Mediterranean Parchment Baked Swordfish</a></strong></p>
<p>Andrew Purcell</p><p>Long weekend grill party? Break out the skewers with swordfish and pork.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/150857/parade/stick-em-up-grill-some-goodness/" data-ylk="slk:Hoisin-Glazed Pork and Greek Swordfish Skewers;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Hoisin-Glazed Pork and Greek Swordfish Skewers</a></strong></p>
<p>The Mediterranean Dish</p><p>This quick grilled swordfish recipe takes on a delicious Mediterranean twist thanks to a simple olive oil marinade with fresh garlic and a trio of warm spices.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.themediterraneandish.com/grilled-swordfish-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Grilled Swordfish;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Grilled Swordfish</a></strong></p>
<p>Kevin is Cooking</p><p>Mango salsa on grilled swordfish is a simple and healthy way to spice up that grilled fish with a great side dish packed full of flavors and vegetables. It is a quick and easy salsa to make and compliments the grilled swordfish perfectly.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://keviniscooking.com/mango-salsa-grilled-swordfish/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango Salsa Grilled Swordfish;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Mango Salsa Grilled Swordfish</a></strong></p>
<p>Chew Out Loud</p><p>This buttery lemon garlic swordfish is stunningly delicious. This recipe results in a tender, flavor-packed fish that tastes like you spent way more time on it than you did.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.chewoutloud.com/lemon-garlic-swordfish-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lemon Garlic Swordfish;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lemon Garlic Swordfish</a></strong></p>
<p>Sweet and Savory by Shinee</p><p>Simple, flavorful dinner in minutes! Add this lime basil grilled swordfish steaks to your busy weeknight menu and enjoy melt-in-your-mouth-tender flakes with side of your favorite vegetables in less than 30 minutes.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.sweetandsavorybyshinee.com/lime-basil-grilled-swordfish-steaks/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lime Basil Grilled Swordfish Steaks;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lime Basil Grilled Swordfish Steaks</a></strong></p>
<p>A Family Feast</p><p>Grilled swordfish salmoriglio has a flavorful, buttery lemon herb sauce on top of juicy grilled swordfish. Plus tips and tricks to make perfectly cooked swordfish.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.afamilyfeast.com/grilled-swordfish-salmoriglio/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Grilled Swordfish Salmoriglio;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Grilled Swordfish Salmoriglio</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/1201727/parade/zesty-grilled-fish/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zesty Grilled Fish Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Zesty Grilled Fish Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>Home and Plate</p><p>Peaches, tomatoes and avocados make the best fruit salsa for fish. This recipe uses grilled swordfish and can be ready and on the table in under 30 minutes.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.homeandplate.com/blog/grilled-swordfish-with-a-fruit-salsa/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Grilled Swordfish with Fruit Salsa;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Grilled Swordfish with Fruit Salsa</a></strong></p>
<p>A Family Feast</p><p>These lemon glazed swordfish skewers are perfect for a light and tasty meal.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.afamilyfeast.com/lemon-glazed-swordfish-skewers-rice/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lemon Glazed Swordfish Skewers Over Rice;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lemon Glazed Swordfish Skewers Over Rice</a></strong></p>
<p>Philoso Kitchen</p><p>Pan-seared swordfish steaks marinated with salmoriglio is a tasty and traditional Southern-Italian recipe.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://philosokitchen.com/pan-seared-swordfish-salmoriglio/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pan Seared Swordfish Salmoriglio;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Pan Seared Swordfish Salmoriglio</a></strong></p>
<p>Tatyana's Everyday Food</p><p>If you love seafood, you’re going to love this delicious swordfish recipe. It’s made with a ginger garlic sauce and served with the best avocado mango salsa! You can prepare this recipe on the grill or in a pan–both ways are delicious!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://tatyanaseverydayfood.com/recipe-items/grilled-garlic-swordfish/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Grilled Garlic Swordfish;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Grilled Garlic Swordfish</a></strong></p>
<p>Sip and Feast</p><p>Are you looking for an amazing fish recipe? If yes, then you need to try our pan seared swordfish with olives and capers!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.sipandfeast.com/pan-seared-swordfish-olives-capers/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pan Seared Swordfish with Olives and Capers;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Pan Seared Swordfish with Olives and Capers</a></strong></p>
<p>Garlic and Zest</p><p>The garlicky cilantro lime swordfish marinade is quick and easy to make and grilling swordfish is a breeze. This tasty meal is paleo, keto and whole 30 approved, low-carb and most importantly it’s moist, meaty, punchy and flavorful.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.garlicandzest.com/cilantro-lime-grilled-swordfish-kebabs/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cilantro Lime Grilled Swordfish Kebabs;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Cilantro Lime Grilled Swordfish Kebabs</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/246655/giadadelaurentiis/giadas-baked-salmon-with-arugula-salsa-verde/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Baked Salmon with Arugula Salsa Verde Recipe;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Baked Salmon with Arugula Salsa Verde Recipe</a></strong></p>
<p>Heather Cristo</p><p>Swordfish is a thick hearty fish that you can grill it like a steak and it doesn’t stick to the grill and it eats like a steak too. Just so delicious.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://heatherchristo.com/2017/06/22/grilled-swordfish-skewers-with-lemon-garlic-sauce/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Grilled Swordfish Skewers with Lemon Garlic Sauce;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Grilled Swordfish Skewers with Lemon Garlic Sauce</a></strong></p>
<p>The Stay at Home Chef</p><p>Incredibly tasty and flavorful, this cilantro lime grilled swordfish will have you begging for more.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://thestayathomechef.com/cilantro-lime-grilled-swordfish/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cilantro Lime Grilled Swordfish;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Cilantro Lime Grilled Swordfish</a></strong></p>
<p>First Home Love Life</p><p>An incredibly easy way to prepare swordfish with tons of flavor. This Sicilian style grilled swordfish recipe is a keeper!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.firsthomelovelife.com/sicilian-style-grilled-swordfish.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sicilian Style Grilled Swordfish;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sicilian Style Grilled Swordfish</a></strong></p>
<p>Monahan's Seafood</p><p>The firm, buttery texture of the swordfish holds up well with this dijon balsamic vinegar.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://monahansseafood.com/braised-swordfish-with-dijon-basil-balsamic-vinegar/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Braised Swordfish with Dijon Balsamic Vinegar;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Braised Swordfish with Dijon Balsamic Vinegar</a></strong></p>
<p>Recipe Girl</p><p>This grilled swordfish with avocado mayonnaise is an absolutely terrific recipe for using fresh swordfish steaks.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.recipegirl.com/grilled-swordfish-steaks-with-avocado-mayonnaise/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Avocado Mayonnaise;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Avocado Mayonnaise</a></strong></p>
<p>What Should I Make For</p><p>This bright, herby butter is the perfect counter to this tender, meaty grilled swordfish. Bonus…the herb butter can be made and frozen so you can have it on hand for a quick dinner.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://whatshouldimakefor.com/grilled-swordfish-with-herb-butter/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Grilled Swordfish with Herb Butter;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Grilled Swordfish with Herb Butter</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/50-lent-worthy-baked-fish-222143318.html" data-ylk="slk:40 Baked Fish Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">40 Baked Fish Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>Baker by Nature</p><p>This one-pan Sicilian swordfish with spicy olive oil poached tomatoes is a beautiful, healthy, flavorful meal with little to no effort and one pan to wash!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://bakerbynature.com/one-pan-sicilian-swordfish-spicy-olive-oil-poached-tomatoes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:One-Pan Sicilian Swordfish with Spicy Olive Oil Poached Tomatoes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">One-Pan Sicilian Swordfish with Spicy Olive Oil Poached Tomatoes</a></strong></p>
<p>Table and Dish</p><p>Swordfish piccata is one of the most delicious and easiest dishes we make, from prep to completion in 25 minutes or less.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.tableanddish.com/swordfish-piccata/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Swordfish Piccata;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Swordfish Piccata</a></strong></p>

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