Grilled Swordfish, Lisbon Style

6 people
Prep Time:
00h 00
Cook Time:
00h 20

Portuguese fish sauce is easy to make in about 30 minutes. Fresh swordfish needs just salt, pepper and olive oil, and eight minutes in the oven. Put ‘em together and you’re dining seaside in Lisbon.

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Ingredients and Method


  • 1 cup chopped seeded plum tomato (canned or fresh)
  • 1 cup olive oil, plus more for brushing the fish
  • 20 kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy, finely chopped
  • 6 swordfish steaks
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Combine all the saucde ingredients, then preheat the grill or broiler.
  2. Brush the fish lightly with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill or broil about 3 inches from the heat until cooked though but still juicy, about 4 minutes each side, depending upon thickness. Transfer to serving plates and spoon the sauce over the fish.
  3. Serve with roasted potatoes and sauteed greens or zucchini.