Grilled swordfish

    2 hours 25 min

    An incredibly simple, yet delicious barbecued fish dish. Swordfish is seasoned with lemon juice, salt and pepper, then grilled on the barbecue.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 (225g) steaks swordfish
    • 475ml milk
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hr marinating  ›  Ready in:2hr25min 

    1. Place the fish in a shallow dish and pour milk over them to cover. Let stand for 2 hours or refrigerate overnight.
    2. Prepare a barbecue for medium-high heat. Remove the fish from the milk and pat dry. Discard leftover milk. Season the fish with lemon juice, sea salt and pepper.
    3. Grill the fish until firm, about 15 minutes, turning once. Fish should appear white all the way through.

    Alternative cooking methods

    The swordfish can also be cooked under the grill or in a frying pan.

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    This is a quick and simple recipe that can easily be complimented with other spices to fit your taste. Soaking in milk may sound strange but it gets rid of the ammonia taste that sharks sometimes have so do not pass up this step!  -  08 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have made this recipe twice. Both times, I soaked the shark filet in milk for at least 10 minutes..then, I have drained, patted dry and baked with squeezed lemon juice and pepper. It is fast and tasty.  -  26 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I will be trying this tonight, but just wanted to clarify that the milk is to remove any fishy odor and/or taste.  -  07 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)