Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Tomato and Pepper Salsa

Number of servings : Prep time: Cooking time: 10 minutes Type of meal : | Main Courses | Main Courses

Number of servings :

Prep time:

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Type of meal : | Main Courses | Main Courses

Special diet :


4 swordfish or other fish steaks, about 150 g each
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
juice of 1 small orange
1 garlic clove, crushed
pepper to taste
1 orange, cut into wedges, to garnish
Tomato and Pepper Salsa
200 g Italian tomatoes, diced
1⁄2 red pepper, seeded and diced
1⁄2 red onion, finely chopped
juice of 1 small orange
15 g fresh basil, chopped
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon caster (superfine) sugar
pepper to taste


  1. To prepare the fish steaks, place them in a shallow non-metallic dish. Mix together the extra virgin olive oil, the orange juice, garlic and a little pepper to season, and spoon this mixture over the fish steaks.
  2. To make the salsa, combine the tomatoes, red pepper, onion, orange juice, basil, balsamic vinegar and sugar, and season with pepper. Spoon into a serving bowl.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled, ridged cast-iron grill pan (to give the fish the attractive striped markings on the flesh) or a heavy-based frying pan over a high heat. Place the fish steaks in the grill pan or in the frying pan and cook for approximately 2–3 minutes on each side, basting from time to time with the oil mixture, until the fish flakes easily.
  4. Place the fish steaks on individual warm serving plates and grind over some additional black pepper. Garnish the fish with wedges of orange and serve with the salsa.

Variations: For a tomato and olive salsa, combine the diced tomatoes with 1⁄2 diced cucumber, 4 chopped green onions, 50 g chopped pitted green or black olives and 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh basil. Or use 1 tablespoon well-drained and rinsed capers instead of olives.
In summer, instead of being cooked indoors, the fish can be cooked outdoors on a barbecue. Place the steaks on a sheet of foil to prevent the delicate flesh from slipping through the barbecue.o

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Imported on 2011-01-20 20:26:46 — Original ID:605