Grilled swordfish steaks

    35 min

    Swordfish is basted with a wonderful chilli sauce, whilst being grilled on the barbecue. They are then served with a tangy cucumber sauce. Serve with a side salad or anything you fancy.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
    • 250ml soured cream
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • salt to taste
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 250ml tomato based chilli sauce
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 900g swordfish steaks, cut 3.75cm thick
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium-high heat and lightly oil the cooking grate.
    2. Stir the cucumber, soured cream, lemon juice and lemon zest in a small bowl until combined. Season to taste with salt and refrigerate until ready to serve.
    3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in the chilli sauce, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook 5 minutes to blend the flavours. Season with black pepper and remove from the heat.
    4. Brush the swordfish steaks on all sides with the 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Cook on the preheated barbecue until no longer translucent in the centre and easily flakes with a fork, about 3 minutes per side. Baste with the chilli sauce while barbecuing. Serve the swordfish with lemon slices and the cucumber sauce.

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    You can also cook the swordfish steaks under the grill.

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    Reviews in English (11)


    Keni turned me on to this tonight, and I'm glad she did. I was skeptical because I enjoy swordfish as is, with just some lemon and s&p. But, I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised!! I loved the flavors of the cucumber sauce and the bbq coated swordfish. The only thing I did different, and only because I did not have an onion, was that I used a shallot instead. I will be posting pics on my page tonight. Great recipe, awesome flavor, and it does not overpower that delicious swordfish flavor. Thanks Cyndi! (and keni, for the suggestion!)  -  21 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love this dish. I like spicy food so I used a thai pepper and garlic chili sauce and it was great.  -  20 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wow! Hubby & I LOVED this! I left out the lemon zest & the addition of the lemon slice at the end. Unbelievably good! The cool cucumber sauce was incredible w/the spice of the swordfish. I'll definately be having this again-maybe even trying it on other fish too! Thanks Cyndi!!  -  27 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)