Grilled Swordfish With Lemon-Basil Butter


     
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
      Ingredients 
  • 2 swordfish steaks, 1-inch thick (about 2 lbs)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black 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 (about 1/2 clove)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

     Instructions 

  1. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to high heat.
  2. Cut each swordfish steak in half, drizzle with lemon juice and let stand for 1 minute.
  3. Rub both sides of each steak with olive oil, salt and pepper and set aside.
  4. Place the butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt and basil in a small bowl and combine well. Set aside until ready to serve.
  5. Oil the grill grates and add the fish.
  6. 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.
  7. Top each piece of fish with about 1 tablespoon of the lemon-basil butter just as it comes off the grill.
  8. Allow to rest for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.