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Grilled Rosemary Swordfish with Capers

Grilled Rosemary Swordfish with Capers(Grilled Rosemary Swordfish with Capers served with Grilled Red Pepper and Squash Salad)Aaah….I’ve been missing my blog lately. I haven’t been cooking much these past couple of weeks. I think it’s because it’s August and disgustingly humid hot, and because the kids and I have been keeping busy finishing up the summer before school started. School started this week for us and I officially have two preschoolers now. My two little butterflies love going to school, you won’t find them crying at morning drop off…but quite possibly when it’s time to go home instead.

Yesterday, during my new found 3 hours of (child-free) freedom, I checked out a local fish market called Lighthouse Seafood in Lake Mary that I’ve been wanting to check out for a long time. Apparently they have been around for 6 years…I had no idea! I’m sad that I didn’t visit them sooner. They have some great stuff in their little shop, most of it caught by their own boats right off our coasts. You would think that wouldn’t be so uncommon here in FL, but I have not found many local fish markets in the area that actually catch their own fish. I had a nice chat with the owner Glenda and it turns out she is from the same area in S. Florida that my hubby grew up in, and he actually knows her niece from high school…small world! I love visiting mom and pop shops, I literally walked in and said I wanted to pick up something for dinner and next thing you know we are talking recipes and I left with a beautiful piece of fish.

Grilled Rosemary Swordfish with Capers

What I really loved about Lighthouse Seafood – other than the actual seafood – is that they have a wall full of their own recipes to share with their customers! Little things like that really stick with me…you can tell these people really love what they do and take care of their customers too. I’m sending my hubby there for his next blogging assignment soon! Speaking of…it made me smile that so many of you enjoyed his first blog post last week! It was really fun for him (and for me) and I am thrilled that he got into the “cooking thing” and might actually do it again!

Grilled Rosemary Swordfish with Capers

Ok, now onto the recipe…I found this recipe on the “recipe wall” at the fish market, when I told Glenda the owner that I wanted to grill some fish for dinner she walked me right over to this recipe…it sounded absolutely delicious!

And it was!!

Grilled Rosemary Swordfish with Capers

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Grilled Rosemary Swordfish with Capers


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and lightly crushed
  • 2 TB lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 4 swordfish steaks
  • 2 tsp capers


  1. Heat oil in a small saucepan. Add rosemary and garlic and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain oil to remove the garlic and rosemary and combine with lemon juice and white wine in plastic storage bag.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of sword fish with salt and fresh ground pepper. Add swordfish to the marinade, squeeze out excess air and seal, gently combine fish with marinade. Marinate, refrigerated, for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat grill and when ready remove steaks from marinade and pat dry. Reserve marinade. Brush oil onto grill to avoid sticking. Grill 4-5 minutes per side (about 10 minutes per inch of thickness), removing from grill when just slightly undercooked in the middle - the fish will finish cooking on their own.
  4. While the swordfish is being grilled, cook reserved marinade over medium heat until bubbling, whisking to combine. Add capers to sauce. When swordfish is cooked, pour over fish and serve.
  5. (Swordfish can be substituted with any firm grillable fish, such as grouper or mahi.)

Recipe from Lighthouse Seafood in Lake Mary, FL

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Grilled Rosemary Swordfish with Capers


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22 comments on “Grilled Rosemary Swordfish with Capers”

  1. I am so glad you posted this so fast- after I saw your mention it on facebook, I was just waiting for it to appear!
    So delicious. I must try it.

  2. OMG..arent those 3 hours like the best 3 hours EVER!!!! The fact that I can drive in the car without having to listen to kids songs is the best!!!!
    Love your fish. So simple easy and healthy

  3. I love swordfish. Nothing better than fresh/local too! We have a similar little shop nearby and I have enjoyed every piece of seafood we have gotten from there. I think its really neat that they have a recipe wall- Great dinner. Glad to hear the kids are enjoying school. I have missed you!

  4. Definitely my kind of recipe… capers, garlic, white wine… no way to go wrong there. I wish some of my favorite restaurants would post all their recipes like that!

  5. What a great recipe. I love the use of flavor oil as a marinade component. I'll be trying this real soon.

  6. I soo need some fish-dish. I've been eating red meat too much! This looks so fabulous,too.

  7. Wow, this looks delicious and relatively simple. I'd love to have a mom&pop fresh seafood market really close to me! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hi Aggie, I just found your blog and really like it! This fish sounds amazing… in Chicago we can't get anything fresh off the boat like that. I do have a friend whose husband gives us fish he catches in Lake Michigan sometimes, but it's not the same! Rosemary, capers, and swordfish sounds perfect to me… and I might be able to trick myself with frozen swordfish 🙂

  9. How I long for a seafood place like that. Living in Utah doesn't really provide for that. If I wanted to find some good fish like that, I would probably have to go to Salt Lake City, but I think it might be worth the hour drive.

    My baby starts preschool on Sept 8. I still feel conflicted. Will I love the 3 hours twice a week or miss him? I will probably miss him. I am a wimp like that.

    Keep posting recipe from this place. This one looks good. Fresh, simple and healthful.

  10. My little ones start school in a couple of weeks. My daughter is starting 1st grade – she is so excited and I am happy for her but sad for me…I will miss her. Luckily my son is only in pre-school so I'll have lots of time with him still.

    The swordfish looks amazing – love the capers.

  11. This looks great! I saw your ingredient update on facebook yesterday and was hoping you would post the recipe!

  12. Enjoy your precious free time (that goes by in such a blink. Fastest 3 hours of my life!)

    You are so lucky to have a fresh fish market nearby. Jealous!

  13. i have never tried swordfish before, it looks great, especially with those capers!

  14. What a delicious combination – reminds me of my favorite swordfish marinade which is simply white wine (I like to use Hogue fume blanc), garlic, lemon zest, rosemary, salt & pepper.

  15. This looks incredible Aggie – that seafood market sounds fantastic! Your little ones look adorable all ready for school – glad that everyone is enjoying it!! 🙂

  16. Looks delicious! I have had swordfish and I love it. I wish we had a place locally to get fresh fish.

  17. Capers and seafood just seem to be a perfect marriage to me.

  18. That is a nice looking piece of fish! I love capers. Your kids are cute!

  19. Aggie,
    That fish looks so good and fresh. Glad you found a seafood place near you.

  20. Wow, this sounds really good!

  21. Looks like a winning recipe for sure!

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