Swordfish with Sicilian Oregano-Caper Sauce

4 people
Prep Time:
00h 10
Cook Time:
00h 10

The fresh herb sauce pairs so well with the heartiness of swordfish in this dish.

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Ingredients and Method


  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, wedged for serving
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon capers, salt-packed, rinsed and coarsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 small peperoncino, coarsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for the grill
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 swordfish steaks


  1. Stir together garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, capers, oregano, and peperoncino in a small bowl. Let stand at least 10 minutes and up to 2 hours. Just before serving, add thyme and mint; stir to combine. Gradually add oil, stirring to combine; season with salt.
  2. Heat grill to medium. Lightly brush grates with oil. Season fish with salt and pepper and grill until marked, then turn and cook 2 to 4 minutes more for medium-rare. (Or cook in a grill basket brushed with oil.) Transfer to plates, top with oregano-caper sauce, and serve with lemon wedges.