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BRB, We're Putting This Sauce On Grilled Fish All Summer

Delish logo Delish 3 days ago Lindsay Funston
a plate of food: This easy recipe for grilling swordfish will make you fall in love with this fish all summer. © Kathryn Wirsing This easy recipe for grilling swordfish will make you fall in love with this fish all summer.

If you’re freaking out about grilling fish, let me start with a little assurance: Swordfish is a sturdy meaty fish that won’t flake out on the grill. In fact, it kind of reminds me of chicken breasts. Plus, swordfish steaks (how they’re commonly sold) don’t have a delicate skin—the usual sticky culprit. All you need is a hot grill, a sturdy spatula, and some confidence.

These swordfish steaks, shallots, and radishes are simply seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper. After a quick-ish grill, they are dressed with a nutty, salty, sweet, and umami-packed hazelnut miso sauce. Peanuts, pecans, or cashews would be great substitutes for the hazelnuts. Just make sure that they’re unsalted. Miso is plenty salty—we are using shiro miso (AKA white miso) here. Compared to other types of miso, it’s less salty, sweeter, and mellower. If grilling outdoors and the veg is teeny tiny, you may need a grill grid to prevent them from falling between the grill grates. A tip: If you plan to grill outdoors, lug all the ingredients and tools you need on a large sheet pan in one go. Even the sauce can be made on the grill. It’ll cut back on the number of trips you take in and out. Of course, unless you’re trying to log more steps in your day.

Yields: 2-4

Prep Time: 10 mins


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Total Time: 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 2

    6- to 8- ounce swordfish steaks (about 1-inch thick)

  • 2 tbsp.

    extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1/2 tsp.

    kosher salt, divided

  • 1/2 tsp.

    freshly ground black pepper, divided

  • 6

    shallots, peeled and halved

  • 6

    radishes, halved

  • 3 tbsp.

    unsalted butter

  • 1 tbsp.

    sesame seeds

  • 1/3 c.

    blanched unsalted hazelnuts, lightly crushed

  • 2 tbsp.

    shiro miso

  • 1 tbsp.

    maple syrup

  • 1 tsp.

    toasted sesame oil

  • 1

    clove garlic, grated

Directions

  1. Preheat grill to high heat. Season swordfish steaks with 1 tbsp. olive oil and 1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper. Grill until golden brown on both sides and fairly firm to the touch, 8 to 10 minutes total. Transfer to serving platter.
  2. In a large bowl, toss shallots and radishes with 1 tbsp. olive oil and 1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper. Grill, cut-side down until lightly charred and tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to serving platter.
  3. Make sauce: Heat a small saucepan over medium high heat (or place it right on outdoor grill). Add butter, sesame seeds, and hazelnuts. Stir often until nuts are a deep golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in miso, maple syrup, sesame oil, garlic, and 2 tbsp. water. Spoon all over swordfish and veg to serve.
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