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Grilled Swordfish with a Mediterranean Cumin Spice Rub

  • Author: The Mediterranean Dish
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4 1x


Easy grilled swordfish recipe that utilizes a great Mediterranean marinade with cumin, fresh garlic cloves and more. But you don’t even need to leave it in the marinade too long! Just a few minutes while your grill is heating!



  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup Private Reserve extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp sweet Spanish paprika
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 7-oz swordfish steaks from sustainable sources
  • Crushed red pepper, optional

Sides (optional)


  1. In a food processor, blend the garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, spices, salt and pepper for about three minutes or until well-combined forming a thick and smooth wet spice rub.
  2. Pat the swordfish steaks dry and apply the spice rub mixture generously on both sides.
  3. Now place the swordfish steaks in a dish and set aside for a few minutes while you heat up the grill. (If you have time, though, cover and refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours).
  4. Preheat a gas grill on high (be sure to have wiped the grates with an oiled paper towel). When ready, grill the fish steaks on high heat for 5 to 6 minutes on each side (a total of 10-12 minutes), turning over only once. Serve immediately. Add a pinch of crushed red pepper, if you want some heat!


  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Grilled Swordfish, Mediterranean Swordfish, Swordfish with Cumin Spice Rub