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E-Z Marinated Swordfish Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

E-Z Marinated Swordfish

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"The tantalizing marinade teams cayenne, hot pepper sauce, ginger and lime juice to give your tastebuds a good 'kicking'!"

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Original recipe makes 2 serving Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the lime juice, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper, ginger, basil, thyme, parsley, hot pepper sauce, cayenne pepper, and oil. Place the fish fillets into the bowl, cover, and marinate for at least 10 minutes, or preferably up to 3 hours.
  2. Preheat broiler or an outdoor grill for high heat.
  3. Place fish onto the grill or a broiling pan. Discard marinade. Grill or broil fish about five minutes each side, until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 21, 2008

OMG!!!! Please try this, people! the only change i made was using white wine (sauvg blanc) instead of vinegar, and i omitted the parsely. everything else i doubled (well, except the hotsauce & cayenne b/c of the hubs taste preferences. me, i'd of loved a kick but i love the man more...) then realized i needed more marinade due to the amount of fish i had (1.50 pounds) so i doubled again. marinaded the swordfish for just over 90 minutes and OH. MY. GAWD!! i personally could not stop raving about how delicious the flavor was even though i was the host. but everyone else was raving as well so i was only joining the chorus. truly the best swordfish i have ever, ever had.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2009

This just did not work for us. The recipe stated to marinate for at least 10 minutes and preferably up to 3 hours. I marinated about 2 hours and when I took the fish out to cook the lime juice had starting "cooking" the outside of the fish (like a ceviche). Once I cooked it the outside ended up a little tough and had a too strong lime/vinegar taste. I won't make this again.


93 Ratings

Oct 10, 2007

I tried this tonight with swordfish steaks from Trader Joes and marinated them for about 2 hours. I added 4 cloves of garlic I had 4 steaks, and also upped all of the spices by 1/2 of what was called for. These were extremely tasty and tender! It was a hit with the family, the flavors all came together perfectly and gave the fish a taste that wasn't over powering on anything. I'll keep this for quick weeknight dinners as what I was looking for tonight for a long time. I'm so surprised this doesn't have more ratings, it's not always about the ratings, it's about the ingredients and if they fit your likes!!!

Oct 24, 2006

Absolutely fantastic - the best fish dish I have had in quite a while. I had to make some substitutions, though: (a)didn't have lime, so used lemon juice instead (my wife doesn't like lime anyway), (b) didn't have white wine vinegar, used white cooking wine, (c) didn't have ground ginger, used fresh chopped ginger, about 2 teaspoon, (d) didn't have hot pepper souce, used more cayenne - maybe 1 teaspoon, (e) didn't have thyme, used marjoram instead. This last change worried me a little bit, as the two herbs are quite different - but it worked out quite well. Next time, I am going to eliminate ginger (it seemed to be unnecessary) and maybe increase pepper/cayenne to add more zing to it.

Nov 02, 2007

Best swordfish recipe I've ever used...I was skeptical at first, but the flavors came together just right. I added garlic to the marinade and omitted the salt just for preference. Will be using this recipe again.

Feb 21, 2008

Used this recipe over mahi-mahi and it was delicious! Substituted olive oil for veggie and red wine vinegar for white - my husband and I LOVED it! Will definitely be making this again - thanks for the recipe!

Nov 13, 2006

Very good marinade. Only comment is that the lime juice is a very dominant flavor. I will definately use again, but will reduce the amount a little so it isn't as strong. (only marinated it for 30 minutes). Thanks for the post.

Jul 12, 2008

THIS WAS YUMMY! instead of the white wine vinigar i used red. For the hot sause i used franks red hot. it marinated about an hour. served with wild rice and grilled green squash. I would definently make this again


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  • Calories
  • 354 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 26 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 27.2 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 1302 mg
  • 52%

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

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