Grilled Swordfish with Fennel-Olive Relish

Rosé wine in the sauce and the salad dressing is the secret ingredient in chef Jennifer Carroll’s delicious grilled swordfish.

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  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

swordfish
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Four 1/2-inch-thick 8-ounce skinless swordfish steaks, skin and bloodline trimmed
rosé mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup dry rosé
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
relish
  • 1 fennel bulb, cored and finely chopped, fronds reserved
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 5 ounces baby spinach (4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. Marinate the swordfish

    In a large resealable plastic bag, combine all of the ingredients except the fish and mix well. Add the swordfish and turn to evenly coat. Seal and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  2. Meanwhile, make the mayonnaise

    In a small saucepan, simmer the rosé over moderate heat until reduced to 2 tablespoons, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool to room temperature. Whisk in the shallot, vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic and mayonnaise until smooth.

  3. Make the relish

    In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the fennel fronds and season with salt and pepper. Add 1/3 cup of the rosé mayonnaise and toss to evenly coat the vegetables.

  4. Heat a large cast-iron grill pan and brush with oil. Remove the swordfish from the marinade and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat, turning once, until golden and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve the swordfish with the relish and remaining rosé mayo. Top the fish with fennel fronds.

Suggested Pairing

Crisp but full-bodied Viognier.

Contributed By Photo John Kernick Published June 2016

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 1

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: mcvb

Review Body: Our son made this for all of our family over the 4th of July.  It was so good that I just asked him for the recipe.  He just sent the link and in reading this and a few other recipes, I subscribed for both the magazine and the digital.  Make this swordfish if you want to be known as Amazing!!! mcvv

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-25

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