Tired of eating the same thing for dinner week after week? Try our Lemon Basil Swordfish instead! If you’re skeptical about trying swordfish have no fear! Swordfish is a meatier type of fish, and it’s not at all flaky so it’s great choice for grilling. It’s a fantastic alternative to beef or chicken. Topped with a herb butter flavored with fresh basil and lemon zest, it makes an outstanding meal, with very little fuss!
2 swordfish steaks, 1-inch thick (about 2 lbs)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and ground pepper
For the lemon-basil butter:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to high heat.
Cut each swordfish steak in half, drizzle with lemon juice and let stand for 1 minute.
Rub both sides of each steak with olive oil, salt and pepper and set aside.
Place the butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt and basil in a small bowl and combine well. Set aside until ready to serve.
Oil the grill grates and add the fish.
Grill the swordfish steaks until opaque throughout, 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 minutes per side. To avoid drying out the fish, do not leave unattended.
Top each piece of fish with about 1 tablespoon of the lemon-basil butter just as it comes off the grill.
Allow to rest for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.