Blackened Swordfish Sandwiches

Blackened Swordfish Sandwiches
One of the most popular menu items at any Florida bar and grill is a blackened grouper sandwich. Restaurants will compete with pricing and I have seen prices as low as 6.99. My family and I were all crazy for blackened grouper sandwiches a few years ago. Anytime we went out, everyone at the table had the same thing. It didn’t hit me that all these restaurants weren’t really selling fresh grouper, as claimed, until a local news station exposed them. There’s a really good article in depth about it here. What they are actually selling is usually a fish similar to Florida grouper that is from China. After reports of “drugged fish” from China, I always eat as locally as possible when fish and seafood are concerned.

Here is an ode to an old favorite of ours, re-invented with a swordfish steak. And instead of drinking an Icehouse along with our grouper last night, it was Guinness with swordfish, and sweet potato fries instead of ordinary fries. Even the mayo has been upgraded to this version of Alice Water’s garlic infused aoili. I snapped this picture last night in the living room. I didn’t even bother to set up my lighting, because we wanted to eat while the little one was still taking his late nap. He had specially requested shrimp earlier yesterday, so he got a sautéed shrimp poor boy when he woke up.

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Blackened Swordfish Sandwiches

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1 swordfish fillet per person
blackened seasoning (I used old Bay Blackened Seasoning)
garlic aioli
lemon wedges


Preheat broiler to high. Sprinkle fillets with blackened seasoning and broil under high heat until fish is just firm. Be careful not to overcook.

Serve sandwiches with aioli, lettuce, tomato and onion. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over fish before serving.

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  13 Responses to “Blackened Swordfish Sandwiches”

  1. Jennifer @ Jane Deere — November 13, 2010 @ 10:56 am

    This sandwich looks so good! I’m adding it to my menu for the week.

  2. Angelia McGowan — November 13, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

    Blackened Swordfish Sandwiches: One of the most popular menu items at any Florida bar and grill is a blackened g…

  3. Michelle — November 13, 2010 @ 4:46 pm

    Looks fabulous!

  4. BrevilleJE900 — November 13, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

    Wow! this sure looks eclectic, i’ve never tries one before and sure was convinced to try it.

  5. Foodierama — November 14, 2010 @ 5:32 pm

    Blackened Swordfish Sandwiches #foodie

  6. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — November 14, 2010 @ 6:25 pm

    This looks divine, and so simple! I love fish. I will look for the old bay blackening seasoning, I haven’t seen it before.

  7. Barbara — November 15, 2010 @ 8:55 am

    The signature dish of my Florida seaside town was a blackened grouper sandwich, and I remember what a scandal and source of local outrage it was when some of them were found to be made from “counterfeit” fish. So, much as I loved the real thing, I stopped eating them. I love the alternative recipe you’ve provided here and will definitely be trying this one!

  8. Savory Tv — November 15, 2010 @ 9:31 am

    Despite not setting up lighting your photo is gorgeous! This sounds wonderful, and I adore garlic aoili, so if I can find some decent looking fish today in Aspen it will be on the menu tonight. Cheers!

  9. marla {family fresh cooking} — November 16, 2010 @ 10:13 am

    I love blackened seafood & your swordfish recipe sounds great!

  10. Ayngelina — November 16, 2010 @ 10:21 am

    I love fish sandwiches and this one looks beautiful.

  11. oneshotbeyond — November 16, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

    swordfish is a favorite of mine…beautiful looking sandwich!

  12. villas in menorca — November 17, 2010 @ 7:13 am

    yummy….sounds so yummy. in england i doubt anyone has tried this dish 🙂

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