Swordfish

Growing to an average of 10 feet long, swordfish are some of the biggest fish in the sea. It’s no surprise then that swordfish steaks are so meaty and flavorful. Don’t be afraid to pull out your zippiest marinades, your spiciest sauces and your boldest condiments when cooking swordfish. Swordfish steaks have “dark meat,” which helps keep the steaks juicy, so try cutting the fillet into cubes and grilling it in kebabs or slow-roasting it in the oven until tender. Whatever preparation you choose, it’s hard to go wrong with swordfish—just ask Marcella Hazan, who says her swordfish with salmoriglio “never disappoints.” For more recipe ideas and tips from chefs including John Besh and Jonathan Waxman, turn to the F&W guide to swordfish.

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Fried Fish in Adobo


Swordfish marinated in a combination of olive oil, vinegar, garlic and paprika takes on superb tangy flavor. Chef José Andrés coats the fish in flour, then fries it until crisp, creating an addictive little tapas snack. Slideshow: More Swordfish Recipes
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Turmeric-Marinated Swordfish with Dill and Rice Noodles

Hanoi restaurant Cha Ca La Vong’s unequivocally delicious cha ca—the city’s most famous fish dish—was a favorite with the French more than a century ago. The turmeric-ginger-chile–dressed fish showered with herbs created a neighborhood frenzy, and dozens of copycat eateries sprang up. The restaurant’s street was even renamed as a tribute. Slideshow: More Swordfish Recipes
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Grilled Swordfish with Herbs and Charred Lemon Salsa

F&W's Justin Chapple dries herbs from his garden in the microwave to have them on hand for all kinds of dishes. Here he uses a mix of rosemary, thyme and oregano to season swordfish, which he serves with a salsa made with grilled lemon slices, parsley, celery and shallot. Slideshow: More Grilled Fish Recipes
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Swordfish

Baked, grilled or barbecued, swordfish is as popular as ever. Try these swordfish skewers with salsa verde or opt for Rachael Ray's pasta shells with swordfish. Either way, make the fish the star of your meal.
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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. Slideshow: More Grilled Fish Recipes
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Grilled Swordfish Recipes

Make grilled swordfish the star of your meal with these easy recipes, from swordfish steaks with basil-caper butter to grilled swordfish kebabs.
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Swordfish with Romesco Sauce

Chef Jonathan Waxman of NYC’s Jams makes his rich, nutty romesco sauce with roasted vegetables, two kinds of nuts and Calabrian chiles. Plus: F&W's Ultimate Guide to Fish and Seafood
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Grilled Swordfish with Miso Sauce

These simple, Japanese-style swordfish steaks marinate in soy, sake and mirin before grilling. The accompanying miso sauce is intensely delicious. Slideshow: Grilled Fish
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