Swordfish with Citrus Notes

Swordfish with Citrus Notes
Georgia Glynn Smith


  • extra-virgin olive oil
  •   Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  •   Zest of ½ navel orange
  • mild long red chile, seeded and diced finely
  • scallions, chopped finely
  • clove garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 1/2  Lilliput (baby) capers, drained and rinsed
  • pitted Kalamata olives in brine, rinsed and chopped finely
  • chopped mint
  • chopped chives
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  • new potatoes
  • 11  broccoli florets
  •   Olive oil cooking spray
  •   Four 6-ounce swordfish steaks

Swordfish, like tuna and marlin, are very meaty fish that don’t benefit from being overcooked. The topping works well, with the citrus flavors cutting through the richness of the fish.

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Combine the extra-virgin olive oil, lemon zest and juice, orange zest and juice, chile, scallions, garlic, capers, olives, mint, and chives in a bowl and leave the flavors to develop for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to boil over high heat. Cook the new potatoes for 12-15 minutes until nearly tender, then add the broccoli and cook for another 4 minutes. Carefully drain and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Keep warm.

Heat a griddle pan or large frying pan over high heat until almost smoking. Season the swordfish with salt and pepper, to taste, and spray a fine mist of olive oil over the surface of the fish. Cook for 1 minute on each side.

Turn off the heat and allow the steaks to sit for 3 minutes in the residual heat. Serve with the new potatoes and broccoli, with the citrus salsa scattered over the fish.


Calories per serving:

482 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 55g 84%
  • Carbs 196g 65%
  • Saturated 12g 60%
  • Fiber 57g 227%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 39g
  • Monounsaturated 22g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 191g 381%
  • Cholesterol 449mg 150%
  • Sodium 3,297mg 137%
  • Calcium 968mg 97%
  • Magnesium 658mg 164%
  • Potassium 9,991mg 285%
  • Iron 20mg 109%
  • Zinc 13mg 85%
  • Phosphorus 3,090mg 441%
  • Vitamin A 798µg 89%
  • Vitamin C 1,636mg 2,726%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 139%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 147%
  • Niacin (B3) 68mg 340%
  • Vitamin B6 8mg 393%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,173µg 293%
  • Vitamin B12 12µg 193%
  • Vitamin D 95µg 24%
  • Vitamin E 27mg 137%
  • Vitamin K 1,771µg 2,214%
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