Grilled Swordfish with Lemon Butter

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1. Prepare the Swordfish 

Begin by ensuring your swordfish steaks are clean and dry. Pat them dry with paper towels and season them with salt and pepper to taste. Let them sit at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes to allow the seasoning to penetrate the fish. 

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2. Preheat the Grill 

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Make sure the grates are clean and lightly oiled to prevent the fish from sticking. 

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3. Prepare the Lemon Butter Sauce 

In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Once melted, add freshly squeezed lemon juice and zest, minced garlic, and chopped parsley. Stir the mixture well and let it simmer for a couple of minutes until the flavors meld together. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set the sauce aside. 

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4. Grill the Swordfish 

Place the seasoned swordfish steaks onto the preheated grill. Cook them for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked through and have nice grill marks. Avoid overcooking to prevent the fish from becoming dry. 

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5. Baste with Lemon Butter 

During the last few minutes of grilling, baste the swordfish steaks with the prepared lemon butter sauce using a brush. This will infuse the fish with additional flavor and moisture. 

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6. Check for Doneness 

To ensure the swordfish is cooked to perfection, use a fork to gently flake the fish. It should be opaque and easily flake apart but still moist and tender. 

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7. Remove from Grill 

Once the swordfish is cooked through, carefully remove it from the grill using tongs and transfer it to a serving platter. 

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8. Serve  

Serve the grilled swordfish hot, garnished with additional chopped parsley and lemon slices if desired. Drizzle any remaining lemon butter sauce over the fish just before serving to enhance its flavor. 

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