Tart lemon juice balances the sweetness of the honey in the curry-flavored sauce for this broiled swordfish. Instead of swordfish, you could use another sturdy fish, such as cod or halibut.


1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder

1 teaspoon cumin

3/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper

4 swordfish steaks (6 ounces each)

1/3 cup lemon juice

1/3 cup honey

1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers, diced (optional)


1. Preheat the broiler. In a small bowl, combine the curry powder, cumin, salt, and lemon-pepper. Measure out 2 teaspoons of the spice mixture and rub it into the swordfish.

2. Place the swordfish on a broiler pan and broil 4 to 6 inches from the heat for 3 minutes per side, or until it just flakes when tested with a fork.

3. Add the lemon juice, honey, and roasted red pepper (if using) to the spice mixture remaining in the bowl. Serve the hot fish with the sauce spooned on top. Makes 4 servings

Mexican-Style Broiled Swordfish In step 1, omit the curry powder and add 2 teaspoons coriander and ½ teaspoon oregano to the spice mixture. In step 3, use lime juice instead of lemon juice in the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

per serving
calories 239
total fat 5g
saturated fat 1.3g
cholesterol 45mg
dietary fiber 1g
carbohydrate 26g
protein 24g
sodium 685mg

Good source of: niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, vitamin B12


Lemon pepper is a blend of black pepper, citric acid, lemon oil, and garlic. Depending on the manufacturer, it can also contain salt and other spices. It’s a good way to get some of the flavor of lemon zest without having to grate fresh lemon peel.

Many of the recipes in this book contain off-the-shelf foods to help keep recipe prep effort to a minimum – a benefit for your arthritic hands. However, some foods – like canned beans – can hike up sodium levels. If you are carefully watching your sodium, be sure to read this before preparing this recipe: Sodium Intake and Salt in Recipes

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for Arthritis Health, edited by John A. Flynn, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at Healthcommunities.com

Published: 31 Oct 2011

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2015