Grilled Swordfish with a Garlic Sauce


Grilled Swordfish with a Garlic Sauce

Grilled Swordfish with a Garlic Sauce

Peter orders this grilled swordfish with garlic sauce dish when we eat out so he decided to make it to eat in and was pleased with the results.

The kids love swordfish which is a meaty and filling fish, and have eaten it from a young age,  so this is something we cook for them as a treat on a weekend. They love garlic too and again ate this from a young age. Why don’t you offer it to your kids too?


4 swordfish steaks, 2cm /¾ in thick
ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving
a little fresh oregano or finely chopped flatleaf parsley, to serve
200 ml dry white wine


Wash the swordfish steaks and pat dry. Rub with pepper on both sides, but not salt as it dries the fish.

Peel and cut the garlic into slivers.

Heat a heavy ridged griddle pan on the hob. Fry the garlic then place each steak onto the griddle pan. Cook for 3 minutes then turn over. Add the wine and cook for a further minute.

Serve with a little oregano or parsley.


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46 Responses

  1. TheBoyandMe

    Ooooh, they look fab! I’ve got a swordfish in the freezer which Mr. TBaM is desperate for, I’ll crack onto this on the weekend. Thanks for hosting.

  2. Sam

    Ooh I might have to try some swordfish out on my George Forman! (I’m thinking the wine might just run off though…) I’ve never bought swordfish before – is it expensive? X

    • honestmum

      @Sam never tried it on that so let me know how it turns out-it is pricier than salmon-try a food market with a fish counter or you can find good offers in supermarkets (Asda and Morrisons have good fish counters).

    • honestmum

      Really Lucy, that is fab! Try cooking it this way-hope you like it (we are the same with salmon, nice to have a change) x

  3. Sonia Constant

    WOW! I have never eaten swordfish – this looks absolutely gorgeous though. I am really wanting to give this recipe a go and see what I feel about it. Thanks.

  4. Phoebe @ Lou Messugo

    Swordfish is a firm favourite in my house too. Your dad’s way of cooking it sounds dee-lish! Thanks so much for mentioning my Café Courmand post. I’m properly chuffed!!

  5. Lydia Gerratt

    I love swordfish – and your dad’s recipe is exactly how I make it! Though, I only seem to eat it when I’m on holiday and I can find it at a good fish market (usually Italy). I wish we had more fishmongers and I wish they sold a wider variety of fish…..


    • honestmum

      @Lydia Gerratt I know, we’re lucky as have great fish suppliers for the restaurants and lots of wonderful fish mongers and markets in Leeds and Yorkshire!x

  6. Jenny

    Love this! As I am always trying to cook fish better. I really could do with a class on just how to cook fish. I always over cook it or undercook it. My husband loves fish too. So should try harder with it really. This looks yummy.

    • honestmum

      @Jenny thanks so much, a bit of practice and you’ll get the timings right, kids love poached fish in a little milk too x

  7. sarahhillwheeler

    So simple, but looks a real classic. Love fish too, but for some reason shy sway from cooking it at home. Can see the swordfish making great al fresco supper though!

  8. jennypaulin

    ooooh I have not had swordfish for years , not since I was in Greece infact on one of the islands when I went Greek Island hopping several years ago now. i would love to see if I still liked it as much byt trying this dish x

  9. Mummy Says

    This looks delicious. It is just my kind of dish – simple but so yum. I love swordfish! Thanks for sharing it x


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