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How to Grill Swordfish


For a unique and delicious seafood experience at home, try swordfish! Light in flavor, yet meaty in texture, many consider this fish the steak of the ocean. Responsibly sourced from global waters and flash-frozen the moment they are prepared, Omaha Steaks Swordfish Steaks live up to their name. Full of health benefits and rich in protein, Omega-3s, and loads of Vitamins B-12 and D, they’re ideal for a hearty, but healthy, meal. Follow the steps below to learn how to grill swordfish.

How to Grill Swordfish

Even though swordfish may sound like an exotic and intimidating dish to prepare, your swordfish can be cooked to perfection in under 10 minutes on a grill.

1. Thaw Swordfish

Each swordfish steak comes to you individually vacuum-sealed and flash-frozen for maximum safety and cooking convenience. Before grilling your swordfish, each steak will need to thaw one of two ways: thawing in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours or via the cold-water method. For faster thawing, remove steaks from packaging, place in a sealable plastic bag, remove as much air from the bag as possible, and immerse in cold water for approximately 30 minutes, until completely thawed.

2. Preheat Grill

Preheat your grill to a high heat. Clean the the grill grates and, using a folded paper towel and tongs, brush them with a little oil.

3. Season Swordfish

Prepare your thawed swordfish by brushing them lightly with melted butter or oil to prevent moisture loss and allow the seasoning to stay on better. Thanks to the incredible quality of Omaha Steaks Swordfish Steaks, there is no need to heavily season it. Your swordfish will be outstanding with simple salt and pepper or our Seafood Rub. Add your own twist by using your favorite marinade or compound butter to bring out all the swordfish’s wonderful flavors.

4. Grill Swordfish

Place your swordfish steaks on the grill skin-side down for 4-5 minutes. The skin of the fish makes for a fantastic insulator between the meat and the hot grilling grates and helps to prevent overcooking the bottom of the swordfish meat. Flip your swordfish over and cook for another 3-4 minutes. You’ll know your swordfish is perfectly cooked when it looks opaque all the way through. Learn how to cook all your favorite seafood dishes with ease with our expert Seafood Cooking Chart and Seafood Grilling Guide.

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Editor’s Note: This post was updated in December, 2021 for freshness and comprehensiveness.

How to Grill Swordfish


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