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Grilled Swordfish with Herb Butter
Grilled Swordfish with Herb Butter
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
23 mins

This bright, herby butter is the perfect counter to this tender, meaty grilled swordfish. Bonus...the herb butter can be made and frozen so you can have it on hand for a quick dinner.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled swordfish
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 382 kcal
Herb Butter
  • 4 oz unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 2 Tbsp shallots, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh chives, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Grilled Swordfish
  • 24 oz swordfish steaks (4- 6 oz swordfish steaks - 1 inch thick)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 oz herb butter, chilled and sliced
Herb Butter
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or beat with a mixer until well combined.

  2. Form butter into a log and roll tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm.

Grilled Swordfish
  1. Preheat your grill to med/high heat. Rub the oil on both sides of the fish and season well with salt and pepper on both sides.

  2. Grill the swordfish about 3-4 mins on each side. (If your steaks are on the thin side, take them off early to avoid drying out the fish.)
  3. Slice 4 pats of herb butter and place one slice on each swordfish steak and allow to melt into the fish. Reserve the remaining butter for another use.

Recipe Notes

*Butter can be made several weeks in advance and stored in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Swordfish with Herb Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 142mg47%
Sodium 723mg31%
Potassium 727mg21%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 635IU13%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.