Thursday, September 1, 2011

Grilling the Swordfish

So often we think back and say, "What a difference a week makes!"  This surely has been the case on the east coast of our country this past week!  Irene changed a bit while moving up and sure left her mark!  Our neighbors to the west and to the north here in MA are dealing with washed out roads and flooding.  Our relatives in CT are still without power.  The national news is covering the affected states.  It's been a most challenging year of weather and one we will not easily forget!

Continually our outdoor grill is used.  Tonight, Grilled Swordfish made for an easy and delicious dinner!  Our local grocery store, Big Y, has a wonderful fresh Seafood Dept.  There's a special on fresh Swordfish this week, so it was an obvious choice for dinner.  Local Green Beans and a microwaved "Baked Potato" also tasted yummy! 

This fish hold its own while grilling, so no grilling basket is needed.  No fancy sauce (with added calories) accenting the fish is needed, either!  Plain, simple and delicious! 

Grilled Swordfish

1 lb. Swordfish Steak
Olive Oil
Paprika - about 2 shakes from the bottle.

  1. Preheat outdoor grill.
  2. Pour about 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil on a large dish.
  3. Sprinkle a little Paprika on top of Olive Oil.
  4. Rinse Swordfish Steak under cold running water.
  5. Place on Olive Oil/Paprika in dish.
  6. Turn Swordfish over to coat other side.
  7. Place on heated grill and put grill cover down.
  8. Grill for 7 minutes and 30 seconds.  The fish is turned over one time while grilling.
  9. Grill other side for 7 minutes and 30 seconds.
*** The amount of needed grilling time depends on the size of the piece of Swordfish Steak and the grill.  Using our gas grill turned up 3/4 heat a 1 lb. piece requires 7 minutes and 30 seconds on each side.  The cover is down while grilling.

Grilled fish tastes great!  Before we know it the season will change and the grill will not be used.  I'll be baking fish for dinner and the variety will change.   :)



Anonymous said...

I've never tried Swordfish before. We mainly have Salmon & Halibut available here. I'd love to try it someday though.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Hope you fared well through Irene, where I live we were so lucky. The swordfish looks delicious.

Rita said...

I often look at swordfish, but never have the never to try it. Sure looks good; gotta bet brave.

JG said...

alskamom- Sockeye Salmon is delicious!

Carol- We were lucky, also. Thanks!

Rita- Moderation is everything. ;)

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you and hope everything is OK. What a mess in the East with all of the flooding. I have been praying for everyone in your area as well as the people in Texas.