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.


Buy my bestselling book in paperback or audio

My debut book is my guide to surviving and thriving at work and at home and offers insight into how to create a digital business or return to work with confidence.

Mumboss: The Honest Mum's Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home
(UK 2nd Edition)

Available on Amazon or Audible

MUMBOSS by Vicki Psarias

The Working Mom: Your Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home
(US/Canada Edition)

Available September 8th 2020. Order now on Amazon

The Working Mom by Vicki Psarias

Like what you've read? Then why not follow Vicki on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram

Never Miss A Post!

Subscribe to HonestMum for my weekly email newsletter where I share my new blog posts, blogging tips, event invitations, competitions and news about my new book. I never share your personal data with third parties.

46 Responses

  1. Sophie at Franglaise Cooking

    I love swordfish and, hey we’re a French family, so garlic is pretty much a staple in every meal in our house! Yummy, pinning it now x
    Sophie at Franglaise Cooking recently posted…Chocolate & pecan nut cookiesMy Profile

    • honestmum

      Thanks lovely, we are the same here, all about the garlic x
      honestmum recently posted…What Matters Most? Enter John Lewis’ Fab Drawing CompetitionMy Profile

  2. Alison

    This looks gorgeous, I have never tried to cook swordfish
    Alison recently posted…Chicken Fajita TartMy Profile

  3. Helen at Casa Costello

    Once again a beautiful photo of what looks like a truly delicious meal! Love fish but have never prepared swordfish – one day!
    Helen at Casa Costello recently posted…Caramel Coconut Creation – Bake of the WeekMy Profile

  4. 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.
    TheBoyandMe recently posted…Easter Bento LunchboxMy Profile

  5. Mama and more aka Zaz

    This looks delicious! We love cooking fish here too, in fact just added my made-up fish in coconut curry sauce. Thanks for hosting hon x
    Mama and more aka Zaz recently posted…Mama Loves Food – Fish in curry and coconut sauce (winner for kids!)My Profile

  6. 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
    Sam recently posted…Pork marinaded in garlic, ginger, soy and red chillis #TastyTuesdaysMy Profile

    • 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).

  7. Capture by Lucy

    Oh wow I love trying new fish recipes – we are so stuck on salmon! In fact having it for dinner tonight! xx
    Capture by Lucy recently posted…Easter Bento BabiesMy Profile

    • 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
      honestmum recently posted…Grilled Swordfish with a Garlic SauceMy Profile

  8. 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.
    Sonia Constant recently posted…#recipe: Toy Story Easter cupcakesMy Profile

  9. 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!!
    Phoebe @ Lou Messugo recently posted…Silent Sunday – 6 April 2014My Profile

    • Honest Mum

      Thanks Phoebe, such a tasty dish, husband had it at one of their restaurants only last night!
      Honest Mum recently posted…Mummy’s Got Style Turns 1My Profile

  10. 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

  11. Julie's Family Kitchen

    Looks beautiful, I’ve never tried swordfish. Thanks for the special mention about my soda bread.
    Julie’s Family Kitchen recently posted…Easter Chocolate CupcakesMy Profile

  12. 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.
    Jenny recently posted…Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Pastry RecipeMy Profile

    • 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

  13. 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!

  14. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    This looks so lovely, almost makes me wish I ate fish! But, I’m always looking for simple ways to cooks fish for hubby and the boys…
    Sara (@mumturnedmom) recently posted…Happy Birthday gorgeous boy!My Profile

  15. 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
    jennypaulin recently posted…Swimming Pool Cake (#Team Honk Bake Off)My Profile

  16. Mummy Says

    This looks delicious. It is just my kind of dish – simple but so yum. I love swordfish! Thanks for sharing it x
    Mummy Says recently posted…Easy weeknight lamb kebabsMy Profile

  17. Mel

    This looks like spring on a plate! My compliments to the chef. x Mel
    Mel recently posted…A Perfect DayMy Profile


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.