Citrus Marinade Grilled Swordfish Recipe

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(Last Updated On: September 17, 2020)

This Citrus Marinade is light and full of flavorful.  Be adventurous and grab some swordfish and make this delicious Grilled Swordfish with Citrus Marinade for dinner!
How to Grill Swordfish

Citrus Marinade Grilled Swordfish Recipe

I had some amazing Swordfish from Anderson Seafoods that was calling my name this past weekend, and since my grill is now ready for use – I decided it was the perfect time to get grilling!  So, I got a little creative and made this Citrus Marinade Grilled Swordfish.  The grill isn’t just for burgers and steaks 😉

Best Citrus Marinade for Grilled Swordfish

I wanted to do a light Citrus Marinade, so I got all the delicious flavors of citrus ready.  If you are not a Tequila fan or don’t have any in the house – you can easily leave it out.  It does NOT leave a strong flavor of Tequila, it just works well with the citrus.

Easy Citrus Marinade

Once you have all your citrus marinade ingredients mixed well, you just pour them into a ziploc bag and add in your Swordfish.  I let mine marinate for about 5 hours, but you could easily do longer.

Best Grilled Swordfish

This citrus marinade would also be fabulous on other fish!

Best Grilled Swordfish with citrus marinade

Just look how beautifully the swordfish cooked up on the grill!  We loved this one.  I served it with squash and rice.  You can easily cook the squash up on the grill too, just slice it up, add in your favorite seasoning and wrap it in aluminum foil.

Now, here is my Grilled Swordfish Citrus Marinade Recipe.  Be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Citrus Marinade Grilled Swordfish Recipe

Citrus Marinated Grilled Swordfish

This citrus marinade is delicious on chicken, steaks and all types of fish, especially swordfish. Enjoy this delicious Grilled Swordfish with Citrus Marinade.
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Course: Dinner
Keyword: citrus, fish, grilled, grilling, marinade, seafood, swordfish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Marinating time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 22 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Tracy


  • Grill


  • 2 4-6 oz swordfish steaks (each about 3/4 inch thick) I got mine from Anderson Seafoods
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce I used low sodium
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • tbsp tequila
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger powder would work too if you have that


  • Place all the ingredients (besides the swordfish) into a medium size bowl and mix well
  • Place the swordfish into a ziploc bag
  • Pour the marinade into bag with the swordfish
  • Place the bag into the refrigerator and allow it to marinate for at least 4 hours
  • Remove swordfish from bag and place on hot grill
  • Cook on each side for 4-6 mins or until cooked throughout - it will be easy to cut and flaky
  • Enjoy!


I served mine with rice and seasoned squash


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1623mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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55 thoughts on “Citrus Marinade Grilled Swordfish Recipe

  1. It has been a long time since my husband has cooked us swordfish. What a very good looking new recipe to try for him! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I am not a huge fan of swordfish but this marinade sounds amazing! Will have to try on Salmon or Tuna 😀

  3. That sounds amazing! I’m collecting recipes for grilling season and this one made the top of the list. 🙂 Thank you!

  4. Never had swordfish, with this recipe I just might buy it from our local fish monger.

  5. This sounds so good. My son loves to fish and catches alot of swordfish. I will be giving this a try.

  6. I am really big into seafood. I love it all. I never had swordfish like this but it sounds amazing. I’ve only eaten it twice once on a grill and one mixed in a casserole on a cruise. I really like it. This recipe is one I will have to try myself. Thank you for sharing.

  7. This looks so easy and tasty. I can make the marinade and let the fish sit. The hubby can man the grill! Perfection!

  8. I have never had swordfish but it looks wonderful. I also have never had fish cooked on the grill . I’ll have to give it a try with your citrus marinade.

  9. I’ve never tried swordfish before but this recipe looks SO yummy. I think the tequila adds a great flavor with all the other ingredients, especially the soy and garlic. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  10. I have never tried swordfish. This looks like a great recipe, so I think I’ll try it out.

  11. I am a really big fan of fish and you don’t always find a lot of good recipes for it. I definitely want to try this one.

  12. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I love grilled fish. I’ve never had swordfish, but like you said, I’m certain this would be great with any fish. I bet it would also be really good with chicken! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  13. We love to grill in the summer and always looking for new recipes for fish. Don’t ever know what to put on it to make it taste good. This looks delicious and light.

  14. MMMM! I need to learn how to grille so I can have this! Swordfish with citrus marinade? YES PLEASE! #comecookformeprettyplease

  15. I’ve never tried swordfish before, but this looks amazing! I’ll have to give this a try for my Mom’s birthday in a couple weeks. She loves fish. Thanks for the recipe.

  16. The citrus-marinade-grilled-swordfish looks so good I will have to try this recipe for my family.

  17. I really like swordfish. This sounds like a great recipe. I will be giving it a try. Thank you for sharing

  18. I’ve never tried swordfish. I love fish as long as it’s white, flaky and very mild. No fishy taste.. I like the marinade recipe. I might try it on grilled tuna steak.

  19. I don’t think I have ever had swordfish, it looks yummy, I can’t wait to give this a try. I’d really like to try that marinade. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  20. I love eating fish but I have never tried swordfish. I am definitely trying it. Thank you for the recipe.

  21. We are going to have to make this. We love fish and swordfish is really excellent. I like the citrus, soy, ginger and garlic flavors in this recipe and the tequila adds just that much more.

  22. I know this is three years later, but this recipe came up on Pinterest. My local supermarket was sponsoring a fresh cut swordfish event, and I wanted to make it special. This recipe fit the bill perfectly. I can see using it on other fish (and possibly chicken) as well.

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