I have been to the Caribbean several times including a 3-week sailing trip to the Grenadines. Eating the seafood there has always been an experience. It’s so fresh, right off the boat, but with a Caribbean flair, tropical and exciting. This grilled Swordfish steaks recipe was inspired by my visits there. It would typically be served at a jump up on the islands but is perfect for a BBQ because it’s tangy and absolutely mouth-watering.
A jump-up is an occasion for dancing and merrymaking and is sometimes a name for a Carnival in the Caribbean. You can imagine there is plenty of drinking there too.
Enjoy this recipe!
Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Caribbean Marinade
- 6 6oz Swordfish steaks
- 2 cloves Fresh Garlic minced
- 1 Tbsp. Thyme fresh
- 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper ground
- 2 Limes juice of
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1 Tomato chopped
- 1/4 cup Kalamata olives sliced
- 1 Tbsp capers drained
- 4 green onions sliced
- 1/2 lime squeezed
- Prepare a fire for grilling
- Combine garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, juice of 2 limes and 1/4 cup olive oil. Stir together.
- Place the fish in a single layer in a shallow dish.
- Pour the marinade over the fish.
- Turn the fish to cover completely.
- Cover the dish and refrigerate the fish for at least 1 hour.
- Grill the fish until done or you can broil it if you don’t have a grill. It will flake easily with a fork when done.
- Combine the chopped tomatoes, black olives, green onions, capers and 1/2 of a squeezed lime
- Spoon this mixture over the fish and serve at once.
One thing I truly enjoyed about being in the Caribbean was eating FRESH fish at just about every single meal, including breakfast. There are outdoor markets with fruits and vegetables of every kind. In the evening, many people gather to party and enjoy the evening breeze. On some islands in the Caribbean, the islander’s host jump-up (dance) parties, and, of course, the fresh fish of the day is served along with fruity cocktails.
If swordfish steaks are not available try Mahi Mahi, tuna, or any other fish steak that would work on the grill.
If you don’t have access to fresh fish, try this site for wild seafood and organics.
What’s your favorite fish to eat? Please leave a comment below.