Recipe – Swordfish Steaks

Swordfish can be found in oceans all over the world, even in our little Gulf of Mexico. Sword fishing is something that is more commonly done at night but can also be done deep dropping in the day time. There are a handful of tournaments that fish Swordfish for sport. One of which happens to be out of my home town. Texas Legends Billfish Tournament is held in August every year out of Port Aransas,Texas. It is a billfish tournament that has a swordfish category. I always enjoy going to the docks for their weigh in because the swordfish are so neat to see. Swords look like a prehistoric dinosaur marlin, with giant eyeballs! They have big eyes because they are a mostly nocturnal fish species. In my opinion they are the toughest looking billfish out there! Yes they are tough, they put up one heck of a fight! I have caught two so far, but have been on boats where several other anglers have caught them. The picture I have with this recipe is of the 2011Texas Legends Billfish Tournament first place swordfish caught on the boat “Load & Go”. This swordfish weighed in at 281 lbs! I hope someday to catch on that size! It was an amazing fish…..lots of meat to eat! Below is a easy grill recipe for swordfish steaks with a lemon marinade, Enjoy!


  • 4 to 6 swordfish steaks about 1 inch thick

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

  • 1 teaspon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika

  • Tabasco sauce, You can add A little bit of tabasco for spice, just a dash will do


Rinse swordfish steaks well under cold water; pat dry. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco sauce; stir well. Brush fish with the mixture then sprinkle with about half of the paprika. Set remaining lemon juice mixture and paprika aside. Place fish on greased grill over medium coals or greased grilling basket. Grill over medium coals for about 8 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Baste with lemon juice mixture several times and sprinkle with remaining paprika.

May 27, 2013 | Category: Blog, Recipes | Comments: none


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