Grilled Swordfish Scampi



Grilled Swordfish Scampi is the perfect dish for grilling season. It's bursting with flavor, and it's easy to prepare. The fish is perfectly grilled and then topped with a mixture of fresh parsley, lemon, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil. This meal is ideal for those easy breezy summer nights.


Ingredients for Grilled Swordfish Scampi:

serves 4-6


Shrimp:

2.5 pounds swordfish

olive oil

kosher salt

pepper

Sauce:

5 tablespoons olive oil + 2 teaspoons olive oil

6 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

3 teaspoons grated lemon peel

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 cup + 2 teaspoons chopped parsley

kosher salt

pepper


Time-Saving Tip: The sauce can be made ahead and left at room temperature.


Let's see what we need.


We're ready to cook.



Soak the chopped garlic in the lemon juice for 30 minutes. Since the garlic will not be cooked, the lemon juice will soften the flavor. In the meanwhile mix the lemon zest, parsley, and oil together; then stir in the garlic mixture.


Coat both sides of the fish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.


Place the swordfish on a hot grill. Turn over when the fish gets beautiful grill marks which will take about 4-5 minutes depending on the thickness. Once the second side gets grill marks cook for a few more minutes until done.


It's ready! The scampi sauce complements the swordfish so well. This dish is perfect for an elegant outdoor meal; all it needs is a glass of white wine and a vegetable side.


Enjoy!


Grilled Swordfish Scampi:

main dish/serves 4-6


  • 2.5 pounds swordfish

  • olive oil

  • kosher salt

  • pepper

  • Sauce:

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil + 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 6 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1/4 cup + 2 teaspoons chopped parsley

  • kosher salt

  • pepper

  • Soak the chopped garlic in the lemon juice for 30 minutes. Since the garlic will not be cooked, the lemon juice will soften the flavor. In the meanwhile mix the lemon zest, parsley, and oil together; then stir in the garlic mixture.

  • Coat both sides of the fish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  • Place the swordfish on a hot grill. Turn over when the fish gets beautiful grill marks which will take about 4-5 minutes depending on the thickness. Once the second side gets grill marks cook for a few more minutes until done.

  • Serve with the sauce.

  • Time-Saving Tip: The sauce can be made ahead and left at room temperature.


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