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Marinated Swordfish

This is another swordfish marinade recipe. I’m not sure what exactly to say about it because I’ve already waxed on about the deliciousness of swordfish very recently and I don’t want to bore anyone. But, I will say that if you haven’t had swordfish in a while, as I hadn’t, each new encounter is something of a revelation. They are meaty and filling and so satisfying. I mean, once I think about, I know why they call them steaks. This makes them a near perfect “diet” food because you can eat low calorie and low fat with them but still feel as though you are being indulged.

This recipe is also fromĀ The alli Diet Plan book. It’s quite good, and I recommend it (obviously, since I’m posting it here) but I think the next time I make it I’ll marinate the swordfish longer. The recipe calls for the steaks to marinate for only an hour. I didn’t think it was long enough because the flavor was a bit faint. Next time I’ll leave it to soak all day and then the flavors of the onion and citrus and honey will pop a bit more.


Marinated Swordfish

Adapted slightly from The alli Diet Plan


  • Zest from one lime
  • Zest from one orange
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 glove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 swordfish steaks, 4 oz each


  • In a bowl mix together the all the marinade ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • Place the swordfish steaks into a zip-top bag and pour the marinade into the bag and seal it.
  • Place the bag inside a dish (to prevent leaking) and place in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours.
  • Turn your broiler on to the high setting.
  • Broil for 4-6 minutes per side.

Try serving with a side of couscous and corn and tomato salad for a light and healthy dinner.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Diet type: Pescatarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 4

Calories: 190

Fat: 6