Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Basil-Caper Butter

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 221.7
  • Total Fat: 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 60.7 mg
  • Sodium: 207.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 27.1 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    2 tablespoons chopped basil
    2 teaspoons drained capers, chopped
    1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    Salt and freshly ground pepper
    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    Four 8-ounce swordfish steaks, cut 1 inch thick


1.Light a grill. In a small bowl, blend the butter with the basil, capers and 1 teaspoon of the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, and refrigerate.
2.In a large, shallow dish, mix the olive oil with the remaining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Season the swordfish with salt and pepper and turn the fish in the olive oil mixture. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
3.Grill the swordfish steaks over a hot fire until nicely charred on the outside and just cooked within, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the steaks to plates, top each with a dollop of basil-caper butter and serve right away.

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TKWILL1.

TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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  • was looking for a way to dress up my swordfish, and the lemon-basil-caper topping won the day. Served it over a bed of spinach with wild rice and black beans. - 4/24/12

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