April 13, 2011

Garlic-White Wine Marinate for Swordfish Steaks

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Swordfish, hmmm, never had it before so I wasn't sure how this was going to work out or even the taste I should be expecting but there were tons of them at Trader Joe's this past weekend so I picked them up. Swordfish looks just like the white version of Tuna steaks so what could go wrong...right.

While deciding to blindly jump in to trying a new type of fish I knew I had to make an excellent marinade so that it would bring out the good flavors in the fish and it would be a nice way to take baby steps in trying new foods. Flavors that never bore me are always garlic, lemon, salt and pepper... you can't mess us with these basics. Then I had a really nice (but moderately cheap) white wine bordeaux that I thought would pair beautifully with this fish. 

Bring that I decided to grill these swordfish steaks because they are know as a heartier fish that would be less likely to fall apart they came out with beautiful grill marks across the steak and put a light crisp to the outer layer of the fish which made for a nice bite. The marinade was perfect and the garlic and white wine aroma smelled fantastic and quite exact to how the fish tasted. Having never had swordfish before and growing into my fish-tasting adulthood i have to say this was delicious and defiantly would be having again. Marinades make everything taste better but even with that being said, I think with this type of 'steak' fish, any type of seasoning of marinade would have still complimented the fish. Try, try, try!

Garlic-White Wine Marinated Swordfish
Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeno


3 swordfish steaks
4 cloves garlic
1/3 cup white wine
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
pinch salt
pinch pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)
lemon slices for garnish (optional)

In a glass baking dish, combine the garlic, white wine, lemon juice, soy sauce, olive oil, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix just to blend. Place swordfish steaks into the marinade, and refrigerate for 1 hour, turning frequently.

Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Grill swordfish steaks for 5 to 6 minutes on each side. 

Garnish with parsley and lemon wedges.


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