Spicy Marinated Swordfish

    3 hours 20 minutes

    If you can get swordfish steaks, this is a delicious and extremely spicy barbecue marinade with cayenne, Tabasco sauce, ginger and lime juice.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 fresh swordfish fillets

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:3hours marinating  ›  Ready in:3hours20min 

    1. In a medium bowl stir together the lime juice, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper, ginger, basil, thyme, parsley, Tabasco sauce, cayenne pepper and oil. Place the fish fillets into the bowl, cover and marinate for at least 10 minutes or preferably up to 3 hours.
    2. Preheat barbecue for high heat. Discard marinade. Barbecue fish about five minutes each side, until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

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    OMG!!!! Please try this, people! the only change i made was using white wine (sauvg blanc) instead of vinegar, and i omitted the parsely. everything else i doubled (well, except the hotsauce & cayenne b/c of the hubs taste preferences. me, i'd of loved a kick but i love the man more...) then realized i needed more marinade due to the amount of fish i had (1.50 pounds) so i doubled again. marinaded the swordfish for just over 90 minutes and OH. MY. GAWD!! i personally could not stop raving about how delicious the flavor was even though i was the host. but everyone else was raving as well so i was only joining the chorus. truly the best swordfish i have ever, ever had.  -  21 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I tried this tonight with swordfish steaks from Trader Joes and marinated them for about 2 hours. I added 4 cloves of garlic I had 4 steaks, and also upped all of the spices by 1/2 of what was called for. These were extremely tasty and tender! It was a hit with the family, the flavors all came together perfectly and gave the fish a taste that wasn't over powering on anything. I'll keep this for quick weeknight dinners as what I was looking for tonight for a long time. I'm so surprised this doesn't have more ratings, it's not always about the ratings, it's about the ingredients and if they fit your likes!!!  -  10 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Absolutely fantastic - the best fish dish I have had in quite a while. I had to make some substitutions, though: (a)didn't have lime, so used lemon juice instead (my wife doesn't like lime anyway), (b) didn't have white wine vinegar, used white cooking wine, (c) didn't have ground ginger, used fresh chopped ginger, about 2 teaspoon, (d) didn't have hot pepper souce, used more cayenne - maybe 1 teaspoon, (e) didn't have thyme, used marjoram instead. This last change worried me a little bit, as the two herbs are quite different - but it worked out quite well. Next time, I am going to eliminate ginger (it seemed to be unnecessary) and maybe increase pepper/cayenne to add more zing to it.  -  24 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)