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Broiled Swordfish Recipe

  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Blackened Broiled Cajun Swordfish are made with swordfish steaks, salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, a greased baking sheet, and broiled to perfection.


  • Olive oil, for greasing baking sheet
  • 4 skinless swordfish steaks
  • Sea salt and pepper, as desired
  • 2 teaspoons of Cajun spice blend or smoked paprika


  1. Preheat the broiler on high and place a rack 5 to 6 inches from the flame. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and coat with olive oil.
  2. Rinse the fish and pat it dry with paper towel. Season the steaks with salt and pepper, then rub them all over with paprika or Cajun seasoning.
  3. Place the swordfish on the prepared baking sheet and broil without flipping for 6 minutes for rare (7 minutes for medium rare and 8 minutes for well-done). Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Preheat the broiler: Preheat your broiler for at least 5-10 minutes before adding the swordfish. This will help to ensure that the fish cooks evenly and quickly.
  • Season the fish: Season the swordfish with salt and pepper before broiling. You can also add additional seasonings such as paprika, cumin, or chili powder to add more flavor.
  • Watch the cooking time: Swordfish cooks quickly under the broiler, so it's important to keep an eye on it to prevent overcooking. A good rule of thumb is to broil it for about 5-7 minutes per inch of thickness.
  • Test for doneness: Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the swordfish. It should reach a temperature of 145°F (63°C) for safe consumption. Another way to test for doneness is to cut into the thickest part of the fish and check that it's opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Let it rest: After broiling, let the swordfish rest for a few minutes before serving. This will help the juices redistribute and make for a more flavorful and tender fish.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Broiling
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 146
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 82 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 20 g
  • Cholesterol: 66 mg