Swordfish and zucchini on the grill, a great summer cookout option

Grilled fish are a great summer alternative to over-eating fatty beef. I often grill salmon, but last night decided to try grilling some swordfish we just bought instead.

Grilling our swordfish steaks.
Grilling our swordfish steaks.

I marinated one piece in Mrs. Dash’s salt-free teriyaki sauce while the other got a dry spice rub (my wife’s choice). I did the fish on a charcoal grill to impart the smokey flavor of the coals.

Zucchini on the gas grill, basted with olive oil and Italian spices.
Zucchini on the gas grill, basted with olive oil and Italian spices.

Grilled zucchini was the side dish for our meal. I cut the zucchini into small circles and covered them with olive oil and Italian spices. I sprayed the grilling pans with olive oil as well to prevent sticking. Those went on my gas grill where I find it easier to regulate the heat levels to get a nice even cook.

The result was a delicious and relatively quick summer meal, cooked entirely outside. Swordfish is so meaty and dense, I highly recommend it. It apparently has health benefits as well, although I’m always skeptical of any health claims. That said, one site list these benefits:

“A serving of swordfish weighs 3 ounces, or 85 grams, and it contains only 146 calories and no carbohydrates. A 3-ounce portion of cooked swordfish provides 20 grams of protein, or 40 percent of the daily value for an individual on a 2,000-calorie diet.”



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