Sicilian Grilled Swordfish

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 cup good olive oil

2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano leaves or 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

6 (1/2-inch-thick) swordfish steaks (5 to 6 ounces each)

4 ounces baby arugula

Grated zest of 1 lemon

Directions

  1. Light a charcoal grill or preheat a gas or stovetop grill until very hot.
  2. For the sauce, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, red pepper flakes, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper. Set aside.
  3. When the grill is ready, sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper and cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on one side, then turn and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on the other side until almost cooked through. Remove to a flat dish, prick holes in the fish with the tines of a fork, and pour the lemon sauce over the fish while it¿s still hot. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. When ready to serve, place the swordfish on dinner plates or a serving platter, pile the arugula on top, drizzle with the sauce from the fish, and sprinkle with the grated lemon zest. Serve warm.