Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Avocado Mayonnaise

An absolutely terrific recipe for using up fresh swordfish steaks: Grilled Swordfish with Avocado Mayonnaise

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes + marinating time

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Grilled Swordfish with Avocado Mayonnaise


Avocado Mayonnaise:

  • 1 1/2 large ripe Hass Avocados
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup green onions, sliced thinly
  • 3/4 cup cilantro leaves, packed
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño (seeds removed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Four 1-inch-thick swordfish steaks (about 2 pounds)


  1. Prepare Avocado Mayonnaise: Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process; scraping down sides to work in ingredients until all is smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Clean out processor bowl.
  2. In the food processor bowl, combine the onions, cilantro, oil, juice, zest, sugar, jalapeño, salt and pepper. Process, then transfer to a pyrex dish. Add the swordfish, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator, turning once or twice, for 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high. When grill is ready, remove fish pieces from the marinade (reserve marinade), and lay them on the rack. Cover and grill, basting with marinade and turning once, until fish is done to your liking, about 8 minutes total for fish slightly undercooked at the center.
  4. Transfer fish to plates, top with a dollop of the mayonnaise, and serve immediately.
  • If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use a brand of mayonnaise that is known to be GF.
SOURCE: (recipe given to me)

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