Sicilian Style Swordfish

As summer approaches, many of us prefer to dine outdoors and start heating up our grills to prepare the evening meal. Grilling is often a very healthy and quick way to prepare meat and seafood, and by grilling a selection of fresh vegetables as your side dish you can escape the heat of the kitchen completely.

I first tasted swordfish cooked like this in Sicily, and it has since become my favorite way to prepare swordfish. Simple yet delicious, it can be made in mere minutes. Although you could top these swordfish steaks with a seasoned herb olive oil, or a zesty tomato relish, I prefer to serve it simply with lemon wedges.

Why Healthy

  • Swordfish is a low fat, healthy protein.
  • Using whole grain breadcrumbs adds nutritional value.
  • Olive oil is a heart healthy, mono-unsaturated fat.



Sicilian Style Swordfish

Grilling swordfish in this manner keeps it moist and delicious.

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 8 mins


3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Swordfish Steaks, at Least 1 Inch Thick, Cut in Half Lengthwise (About 1 1/2 Pounds Total Weight)
1 Cup Seasoned Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
Fresh Lemon Wedges


Lightly brush the swordfish steaks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Place the bread crumbs on a shallow plate, and lay the swordfish on top.
Bread the other side as well, pressing the crumbs onto the sides of the fish so they stick.
Refrigerate for about an hour.
Fire up the grill, and once hot, cook the steaks over medium heat just a couple of minutes on each side.
The outer breaded coating should be golden brown, while the interior of the steak remains moist.
Serve immediately, with lemon wedges on the side.


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