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Grilled Swordfish with a Mediterranean Twist

The Mediterranean Dish

6 to 12 garlic cloves, peeled

⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, more for later

1 tsp coriander

¾ tsp cumin

½ to 1 teaspoon sweet Spanish paprika

¾ tsp salt

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

4 swordfish steaks, about 5 to 6 ounces each, from sustainable sources

Crushed red pepper, optional


In a food processor, blend the garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, spices, salt and pepper for about three minutes or until well-combined forming a thick and smooth marinade.


Pat the swordfish steaks dry and place them in a pan (or a dish with sides to it) and apply the marinade generously on both sides and set aside for 15 minutes or so while you heat the grill.


Preheat a gas grill on high (be sure to oil the grates before using). When ready, grill the fish steaks on high heat for 5 to 6 minutes on one side, turn over once and grill on the other side for 3 minutes or so (the fish should flake easily, while maintain firmness. You will likely see a bit of pink on the inside, but it should cook through by the time it gets to the table).


Finish with a splash of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes if you like heat. Enjoy!

Serves 4

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