Grilled Swordfish with Cucumber-Melon Salsa

Grilled Swordfish - Recipe

Salsa Ingredients

  • 2 c. peeled English cucumber, small dice (from 1 medium cucumber)
  • 1 c. cantaloupe, small dice
  • 1/4 c. red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. packed lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Fish Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil
  • 6 (4 – 6 oz) swordfish fillets (about 2 lbs.)


Combine all ingredients for the salsa in a large, nonreactive bowl and stir until well coated. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Heat a gas or charcoal grill to high (about 400°F) or a grill pan over medium-high heat and rub the grill or grill pan with a towel dipped in oil. Coat both sides of the swordfish with oil and season all over with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Place fish on the grill and cook, undisturbed, until dark grill marks form, about 5 minutes. Turn and grill until just cooked through and opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Transfer fish to individual plates, top each fillet with salsa and serve.

Makes 6 servings