Lemon Fish

Mahi mahi or Swordfish - lemon and butter
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 1 Grill Give time for grill to heat up


  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 2 part butter
  • some dash thyme optional for marinating
  • some dash peppercorn optional for marinating
  • some dash salt
  • some dash pepper lemon pepper if available
  • some drizzle olive oil


  • Marinate the swordfish (optional) with lemon juice, thyme sprigs, peppercorns for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • While the swordfish marinates, prepare the charcoal grill for high-heat grilling.
  • Brush the fish with oil (if not marinated) and season on all sides with Kosher Salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Grill for 3 to 8 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 140° F. The fish should be browned on the outside and still slightly pink on the inside.
  • Melt the butter in a small pan on the grill until it starts to turn golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Move it off the heat and carefully add lemon juice and swirl to combine.
  • Once you turn the fish over, begin brushing some of the lemon-butter onto the cooked side as it finishes grilling.
  • Serve the swordfish with a drizzle of the lemon-butter, a sprinkle of coarse salt and a lemon slice.

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