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Charcoal-Grilled Swordfish Steak


Charcoal-Grilled Swordfish Steaks

Having company over for dinner? Impress guests with this spicy, refreshing swordfish entrée. The sauce is a mix of avocado, onion, peppers, vinegar, olive oil, cilantro, and sambal oelek, a ready-made chile sauce that adds a little tang as well as heat. It comes together in minutes, while the fish is cooking on the grill.

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  • One 8-ounce, ¾-inch-thick swordfish steak, skin and bloodline removed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 Tablespoon very finely diced red onion
  • 1 Tablespoon very finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon very finely diced serrano pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons rice-wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon sambal oelek
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 4 Ounces fresh shelled crabmeat


Build a charcoal fire under a grill and let the flames die out.

Season the swordfish with salt and pepper, to taste, and brush lightly on both sides with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Grill the swordfish 4 minutes on each side for medium to medium-rare.

In a bowl, combine the avocado, onion, peppers, vinegar, lime juice, sambal, cilantro, and remaining olive oil. Season with salt, to taste. Place the swordfish in the center of a plate. Top with the avocado mixture and place the fresh crab on top of the avocado mixture. Serve immediately.