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.
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.
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.”