Swordfish Saffron Cherry Tomatoes

By Chad Carns


Grilled swordfish takes me back to fresh seafood and dance clubs on the beach in Hampton Bays, NY. I remember buying fresh swordfish from this small seafood shack right before the Hampton Bays Bridge. The owner himself caught the fish by line earlier that morning. Like most things in my life, I became obsessed with grilling the swordfish perfectly. After one summer and about 100 kebabs later, I confirmed that swordfish tastes best cooked all the way through, about 4 minutes per side.

Try my saffron cherry tomatoes recipe for a gourmet twist! If you run out of saffron or just can’t find it, leave it out. The fresh thyme will become your feature ingredient. Feel free to substitute fresh halibut for swordfish.



2 swordfish steaks
4 garlic cloves, chopped
3 T olive oil
10 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 t Saffron
1 T lemon juice
2 T thyme, chopped


Cook swordfish on a smoking hot grill for 4 minutes per side. Sauté garlic for 1 minute in olive oil. Add cherry tomatoes and saffron. Cook for 5 minutes on medium-low heat. Top with lemon juice and thyme. Spoon sauce on top of swordfish.

Swordfish Saffron Cherry Tomatoes
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About The Author

Chad Carns
Founder / Food & Drink Editor

Chad Carns put his Digital Creative Director job on hold to follow his passion for food, wine and culture downtown to Greenwich Village where he wrote, designed and independently published The Gourmet Bachelor, a trendy cookbook featuring easy recipes for two. Carns studied culinary arts and wine at prestigious institutions in NYC. He is a distinguished guest judge at International Culinary Center, certified Tuscan Wine Master and Founder / Food and Drink Editor of The Gourmet Bachelor.

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