Citrus Swordfish With Citrus Salsa Recipe -
Citrus Swordfish With Citrus Salsa Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Citrus Swordfish With Citrus Salsa

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"A delicious fish with a summery flavor! Preparation Time: 25 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    55 mins


  1. Make the salsa: In a medium-size bowl, combine oranges, pineapple chunks, mango, minced jalapenos, 3 tablespoons orange juice, diced red bell pepper, sugar, and cilantro. Mix well, and refrigerate covered.
  2. In a non-reactive bowl, mix 1/2 cup orange juice, olive oil, cayenne pepper, and pineapple juice concentrate. Place swordfish steaks in bowl, and turn to coat well. Marinate the swordfish in the mixture for 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare an outside grill with oiled rack set 6 inches from the heat source. On a gas grill, set the heat to medium-high.
  4. Grill the swordfish on each side for a total time of about 12 to 15 minutes, until opaque in the center. Serve the grilled fish with the salsa.
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  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 01, 2006

These were outstanding...the fruit salsa was the best part! The swordfish had a slightly fishy taste (which my husband really not so much) so next time I will use another fish...probably orange roughy. I did not have any fresh red peppers so I subbed some roasted red pepper in a jar. I also used pineapple juice for the pineapple juice concentrate. I am going to use the leftover salsa on some soft chicken tacos...will let you know how it was. Edited to add...OMG! For lunch today I made soft chicken tacos w/ the salsa & it was fanflippingtastic! No exaggeration. I used warm flour tortillas, boiled chicken (from this site) that I sauteed in olive oil & mesquite seasonings for a couple of minutes to add flavor (I bet canned chicken would work as well), shredded swiss cheese, diced sweet onions, shredded lettuce & lots of citrus salsa. It was so good that hubby wanted to know if there was enough left to have for dinner tonight. :o)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 19, 2008

This was the first time I've had swordfish. It wasn't fishy as expected, but I still didn't like it. This is probably not because of the recipe but more because I don't like fish. My mom's boyfriend loved it.

Dec 14, 2005

The recipe was extremely tasty and made a wonderful summer meal (I made it back in June, but just getting around to reviewing it). My BIG MISTAKE was not having ever handled jalepenos before I was not aware that one should wear gloves when touching the seeds and membranes of a jalepeno. I paid for it all night with hands that felt like they were on fire! When I did a google search I found that this is a well-documented fact, which made me feel really stupid but I don't come from a culture that uses hot peppers so I had no idea. Anyway, a word of warning to others who do not know this. Wear gloves, you will regret it otherwise.

Jan 25, 2004

This dish was so different with a refreshing taste. I served it with jasmine rice and it was delicious! So easy to make too. If you like spicy, you may want to add another jalapeno. And, don't be afraid to broil the swordfish. Put it 4 to 5 inches from the heat and you're good to go! (6 to 9 minutes per 1/2 inch in thickness).

Jan 25, 2004

Easy to prepare with delicious results. I didn't have any mango and used fresh pineapple as suggested by another viewer. As the fish marinates, prepare the salsa the meal is ready in about 45 minutes.

Jan 18, 2003

This recipe earns 5 stars for flavor and health, but it's not exactly quick to prepare. Don't get me wrong, slicing up the mango, orange, red pepper and jalapeno isn't too difficult and it's well worth the time. The result is a delicious and mild citrus fruit salsa and an excellent, light swordfish marinade. More adventurous kids will probably love it. I'll definitly do this one again.

Apr 08, 2003

We enjoyed this recipe. I used marlin instead and it came out well. The fruit salsa is easy to make and tasted great. I added a few extra pepper as we like things spicy. I will make this again.

May 10, 2010

I did this for a caterng event and I received a standing ovation. DO NOT MARINATE TOO LONG OR YOUR FISH WILL GET MUSHY! Marinate for 15 min. right before you grill the fish. KEEP BASTING THE FISH! I used blood oranges and tangerines in the salsa. Blended the extra salsa with the marinade, reduced it and made a sauce with a slurry.Thank you, Robyn. This IS a great recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 103 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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