Caesar-Style Swordfish

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First off, I love swordfish; to me, it is the perfect fish. Admittedly, I never order swordfish at restaurants, because in my experience, it’s always over-cooked and dried out. Swordfish is a very meaty fish, which makes it great for marinades, grilling, etc.. I think that swordfish is a great “entry” fish for those trying to incorporate more marine protein into their diet.

This recipe was inspired by a repeat favorite from this past summer: caesar salad with grilled swordfish. I also watched an episode of Barefoot Contessa where Ina created a caesar-style roasted fish (this version is a lot lighter and involves fewer ingredients!). This dish is perfect to serve alongside sautéed zucchini, a big salad, or some rice pilaf. The best part about my recipe? There’s little to no preparation involved!

Grilled swordfish on a gray plate topped with greek chopped salad (tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, onion) with lemon.

This. easy, low-prep recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight! If you love caesar salad and fish.. this is the perfect dish for you! If you don’t have a grill, you can make this in your oven by broiling the fish instead.

What you need to make seasoned and salted’s Caesar-Style Grilled Swordfish:
  • swordfish
  • mayonaise
  • caesar vinaigrette
  • lemon zest
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lemon wedges (for serving)

Enjoy, and as always, please let me know if you make this recipe – and if you do, don’t forget to tag @seasonedandsalted and #seasonedandsalted on Instagram!

Caesar-Style Swordfish

Allie Hagerty
This. easy, low-prep recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight! If you love caesar salad and fish.. this swordfish is the perfect dish for you!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 223 kcal


  • mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • microplane
  • brush
  • grill (optional)
  • grill plate (optional)
  • sheet pan (if broiling)


  • 8 ounces swordfish steaks
  • 1 tablespoon mayonaise
  • 1.5 tablespoons caesar vinaigrette or caesar dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • lemon wedges for serving


  • Mix 1 tbsp mayonaise, 1.5 tbsp caesar vinaigrette, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/8 tsp salt, and 1 tsp lemon zest in a small bowl.
  • Brush mayonaise mixture all over the swordfish steaks – make sure to get both sides and also the edges.

For Grill Method:

  • Grill the swordfish for 7 minutes per side on high. I suggest rotating the swordfish steaks 90° halfway through each 7 minute cooking interval. This way, you will get nice criss-crossed grill marks.
  • Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

For Oven Method:

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F. Place the swordfish steaks on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes without turning over. The top should be golden and bubbly. Remove the swordfish from the oven and serve immediately with lemon wedges.


Mayonaise is used to keep the fish moist. Don’t skimp! 


Serving: 4ozCalories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 0.9gProtein: 21.4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 42.9mgSodium: 410mgPotassium: 3.8mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.4g
Keyword Fish, Grill, Pescatarian, Summer
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