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Recipes Under $10 – Swordfish Steaks [perfect entertaining recipe]


Swordfish steaks for a low price? I’m all in! It was a no brainer to pick up Swordfish Steaks and try out my hand. Good news is with a couple of spices, you can bake these fancy fish pieces in the oven and they turn out fantastic!

So, if you ever see Swordfish on a menu it’s usually somewhere between $26 and $32. I’ll order it occasionally when dining out, but have never thought of preparing it at home. It’s always so pricey, I’ve been afraid I’d screw it up. But I saw an ad for Swordfish steaks for $5.99 / lb. I had to do a double take as I’ve never seen Swordfish priced that low. Now, it has been a while since I saw Swordfish that cheap, but I don’t mind paying a bit for Swordfish if I have foolproof recipe.

I figured since the sale had already been going for a couple days they’d be out. But nope, they were slicing some up as I approached the Sprouts Farmer’s Market seafood  counter. I’d never cooked Swordfish before, but had made a marinade for salmon that I’d liked pretty well so I used it with a slight modification. Here’s a great meal for under $10. For this, I’m counting that you have staples on hand like soy sauce, honey, garlic and olive oil.


Wild Caught Swordfish is readily available at Sprouts Farmer’s Markets

Soy, Honey, Ginger Swordfish Recipe with Asparagus

1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons ginger grated
2 tablespoons green onions minced
1 lb Swordfish, 1 inch thick (two pieces)
2 cloves garlic
1/4 Cup olive oil
3 tablespoons olive oil
Blackening Spice
1 bunch fresh Asparagus
Preheat oven to 350.

Wash asparagus and cut the ends off. Take a medium sized sheet pan and spread aluminum foil. Spread asparagus on the pan. Coat with 1/4 cup of olive oil and season with salt and pepper liberally. Lemon infused olive oil works great too.

Coat Swordfish with three tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle liberally with blackening spice.

Bake asparagus for 12-15 minutes, turning once to make sure it stays coated with olive oil. Bake Swordfish for twenty minutes (15 minutes if the steaks are 1/2″ or less thick).

While fish is baking, make the sauce. Mix the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Let sauce reduce down to half, about 7 to 8 minutes. Once fish is cooked pour sauce on top. Note you could omit this step and the Swordfish along with the blackening spice would still be very tasty.

Swordfish $6
Asparagus $2
Ginger $0.75
Green onions $0.50

The inexpensive recipe for Swordfish Steaks is also great for entertaining. Happy Eating!

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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!