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Grilled Swordfish with Charred Tomato Basil Butter

Grilled Swordfish with a deliciously simple charred tomato basil compound butter. A wonderfully fresh summer meal that comes together in just minutes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Gluten-free
Keyword grilled fish recipe, seafood, swordfish recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 450 kcal
Author Denisse


For the charred tomato basil butter:

  • 1/2 cup Pure Flavor Juno Bites Red Grape Tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon high heat oil, such as avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked sea salt

For the swordfish:

  • 1-1 1/2 pounds swordfish
  • 1 tablespoon high heat oil, such as avocado oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Light grill to medium heat. Toss cherry tomatoes with olive oil. When grates are hot, place cherry tomatoes on a grill basket and place on grill. Cook until softened and blackened in spots, about 5 minutes. Remove from grill but leave grill on and allow tomatoes to cool completely.

  2. Brush swordfish with oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Grill for about 3 minutes on each side or until desired doneness of fish is reached.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine the cooled cherry tomatoes, butter, basil and smoked sea salt, lightly smashing the tomatoes to burst them.

  4. Transfer swordfish to plates. Top warm fish with a pat of charred tomato basil butter just before serving.