Swordfish is prized for its dense and meaty texture, richness and mild, sweet taste. Ideal for summer barbecuing, grilling and pan-frying. Swordfish can be paired with a host of your favourite ingredients.
Swordfish is an oily fish and counts towards your weekly recommended portion of omega 3 packed fish. It also contains a good amount of the hard to find Vitamin D (a vitamin many British people are deficient in because of our lack of sunshine, unfortunately) and Vitamin E for healthy skin. The potassium in swordfish improves nerve and muscle function. More than that, a portion of swordfish contains your daily recommended intake of selenium. Selenium is hard to find in foods other than calorific brazil nuts and helps mop up cell damaging free radicals and improve thyroid function.
*We advise that pregnant and breast-feeding women and small children avoid swordfish as a precaution because it contains mercury.
Swordfish is perfect for a barbecue because it is firm and meaty. Marinades for meat often specify being left overnight. But swordfish only takes one hour, meaning you can get them marinated and whipped on the barbie whilst the sun is out. You can use your favourite marinades. The basics of any marinade are oil and some sort of acid like lemon or lime juice, vinegars or soy sauce. And because swordfish is versatile, you can add almost any combination of your favourite flavours: chilli, citrus zest, garlic, tough herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage or just salt and pepper. Shop bought teriyaki sauce is a good alternative. Swordfish cooks quicker than meat too. You can have your meal ready in under ten minutes on the barbecue.
We tried and loved this recipe for pan-roasted swordfish with mixed peppercorn butter from Epicurious.
Delivered to your door
Our swordfish is wild caught and sustainable. We can provide it to you in small packs of five skinned and prepared frozen supremes to try, vac-packed individually to save you room in the freezer. If you like other summer favourites like king prawns, red snapper and tuna, we also provide plenty of offers to check out for purchasing these in combination with swordfish.