(Full recipe at end of post)

Every notice that articles about cooking fish on the grill are almost always apologetic? “Grills aren’t only for hot dogs and hamburgers…” or “Try grilling fish as a occasional alternative to steak.”

Well, we make no apologies. Fish can hold its own against a cow any day. At least on a grill. Probably not so much in a field. Especially heavier fishes, like swordfish. Which, as you probably have heard a million times, is high in Omega 3 fatty acids. Which are good for you. We’re not sure why, but they are, and it tastes good, so we’ll believe it.

There’s not much to cooking fish on a grill. We like to add a little glaze at the end to up the taste and presentation a notch. Our flavored honeys are perfect for summertime grilling, since they cut out one whole prep step. And we don’t have time for extra prep steps in summer.

Follow along as we make our Lemon Honey Glazed Grilled Swordfish…

While your grill is heating up, make your glaze. (Recipe below.) In a small saucepan over medium heat whisk together yellow mustard, white pepper, salt and Beekman 1802 Lemon Honey. (If you don’t have our honey, use a little lemon juice and zest with regular honey.)


It won’t take long. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t boil over, or you’ll have white pepper honey mustard hard candy stuck to your stove top.


Wash your swordfish filet and pat it dry with paper towels. Then brush a little oil on it…olive or even just plain cooking oil. This keeps it from sticking to the hot grill. Some fish you don’t want to cook directly over the coals. But dense swordfish can take it. Give it a good sear on one side (about 3 minutes) then flip it.


Once flipped, brush on some of your honey glaze onto each steak.


Close the grill. Let it bake on for about 2 minutes, then flip one last time. Brush more glaze on that side. Be sure to close the grill after glazing to help glaze “bake” on.

After 5-8 total grilling minutes have passed,  “pick” at it a bit with the corner of your spatula. If it flakes, it’s done. Remove from grill.

You can pour any remaining glaze over the individual swordfish steaks right before serving.


Take that, beef.


Grilled Swordfish Glazed with Lemon Honey Mustard Sauce


Lemon Honey Mustard Glazed Swordish is simple to make on the grill...

Prep time: 6 Min
Cook time: 8 Min
Total time: 14 Min


4 6oz swordfish steaks

1/3 cup Beekman 1802 Lemon Honey (Or 1/3 regular honey, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and zest from one lemon.)

1 Tablespoon yellow mustard (Doesn’t need to be a fancy kind.)

1 Tablespoon cracked white pepper

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon olive oil


In medium-small saucepan, over medium heat, whisk together Lemon Honey, mustard, pepper and salt. Bring to simmer. Remove from heat.

Brush olive oil on swordfish.

Place swordfish steaks on grill, directly over coals.

Sear for 3 minutes. Flip. Brush on some honey mustard glaze. Close grill lid and cook for 2 minutes. Flip steaks again, brushing on more glaze. Close grill again and cook for additional 2-3 minutes or until steaks flake when poked with fork or spatula. Remove from grill, and plate. Brush on any remaining glaze before serving.


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