Simple Grilled Swordfish with Garlic Scape Pesto!

By steffsays
July 13, 2010
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Author Notes: This recipe came to me by way of a happy accident. When purchasing a pound of tuna steaks I was given swordfish by mistake. I improvised using some goodies I found in the refrigerator, including some fabulous garlic scapes from the greenmaket and came up with grilled swordfish with garlic scape pesto! steffsays

Serves: 2-3

  • 1 pound swordfish steak, cut into 4 fillet-sized pieces
  • 5 garlic scapes, roughly chopped
  • 2 handfuls basil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place garlic scapes, basil, olive oil, Parmesan and 1/2 of the lemon juice in a food processor.
  2. Process the mixture until it is smooth. More olive oil can be added to achieve the desired texture.
  3. Heat up a standard grill, grill pan, or counter top electric grill and coat it with cooking spray or oil.
  4. Season the swordfish with the remaining lemon juice and a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
  5. Grill the fish until thoroughly cooked. This should take about 5 minutes if the fillet is 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Top the swordfish with pesto.
  7. Serve with side dishes of your choice or add lettuce and tomato to make a sandwich or wrap (my preference).

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