Grilled Swordfish with Tangy Rosé Wine Mayonnaise

Grilled Swordfish with Tangy Rosé Wine Mayonnaise will take your grilling to the next level. Grilled swordfish is topped with rosé wine mayonnaise that is also turned into a creamy vinaigrette used to dress a simple & refreshing salad of fennel, radish and avocado. | platingsandpairings.com

Grilled Swordfish with Tangy Rosé Wine Mayonnaise will take your grilling to the next level. Grilled swordfish is topped with rosé wine mayonnaise that is also turned into a creamy vinaigrette used to dress a simple & refreshing salad of fennel, radish and avocado.

Grilled Swordfish with Tangy Rosé Wine Mayonnaise will take your grilling to the next level. Grilled swordfish is topped with rosé wine mayonnaise that is also turned into a creamy vinaigrette used to dress a simple & refreshing salad of fennel, radish and avocado. | platingsandpairings.com

If you’ve been following along with me for a while, you may know that I’m obsessed rosé. Some may consider it a summer sipper… Me? I drink it year round. I love that it’s food-friendly, easy on the wallet (here are some of my favorite rosé wines under $10), and that it comes in all shades of pink. Some hit you with more acidity right of the bat, others are more full-bodied and rounded, and some even have a bit of effervescence to them. I’ve got a sweatshirt that I wear around the house boasting my love for the pink stuff, and I’m highly considering gifting myself with these espadrilles that fully sum up my obsession.

Up until now, I’d never even thought about cooking with rosé. I mean, it’s probably because I didn’t want to spare even one sip… But then I caught this recipe in Food & Wine that instantly had me rethinking things. Chef Jennifer Carroll had the genius idea to grill up some swordfish and serve it with a rosé wine mayonnaise. It makes sense really. Rosé wine is much like a white wine that you’d want to use in cooking – Unoaked, with a good bit of acidity, and some body to it too.

I immediately had to run to my local Fred Meyer to pick up the ingredients to make this yummy dish. I made a few tweaks to her recipe – shortening the marinating time, upping the acidity in the rosé wine mayonnaise, and swapping out some of the ingredients she used to make a fennel & olive relish for those that I’d prefer in a salad – Radishes, avocado and fennel, tossed together with some tender Simple Truth organic baby spinach. Of course, even with my changes, I definitely have to give all the credit to Chef Carroll for this amazing recipe and the light bulb moment that got me thinking that I need to start using Rosé wine in recipes much, much more.

Grilled Swordfish with Tangy Rosé Wine Mayonnaise will take your grilling to the next level. Grilled swordfish is topped with rosé wine mayonnaise that is also turned into a creamy vinaigrette used to dress a simple & refreshing salad of fennel, radish and avocado. | platingsandpairings.com

Another genius part of this recipe is the fact that the rosé wine mayonnaise is used not only as an accompaniment to the grilled swordfish but also to help dress the salad. Turn some of the rosé wine mayonnaise into a creamy vinaigrette by whisking it with a bit of oil and vinegar. It just may be the best salad dressing that you’ve ever tasted…

Grilled Swordfish with Tangy Rosé Wine Mayonnaise will take your grilling to the next level. Grilled swordfish is topped with rosé wine mayonnaise that is also turned into a creamy vinaigrette used to dress a simple & refreshing salad of fennel, radish and avocado. | platingsandpairings.com

This Grilled Swordfish with Tangy Rosé Wine Mayonnaise is perfect for al fresco dinners on warm summer nights. The crisp, cool salad is the perfect compliment to the meaty swordfish and that wonderful rosé wine mayonnaise. As an added bonus, the cork is already popped on that bottle of rosé. Pour a couple glasses to sip alongside this delicious grilled seafood dinner.

Grilled Swordfish with Tangy Rosé Wine Mayonnaise will take your grilling to the next level. Grilled swordfish is topped with rosé wine mayonnaise that is also turned into a creamy vinaigrette used to dress a simple & refreshing salad of fennel, radish and avocado. | platingsandpairings.com

Grilled Swordfish with Tangy Rosé Wine Mayonnaise

Course: Seafood
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Adapted from Chef Jennifer Carroll
Grilled Swordfish with Tangy Rosé Wine Mayonnaise will take your grilling to the next level. Grilled swordfish is topped with rosé wine mayonnaise that is also turned into a creamy vinaigrette used to dress a simple & refreshing salad of fennel, radish and avocado.
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Ingredients

Swordfish

  • Four 8 oz swordfish steaks 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil (or extra-virgin olive oil)
  • 1 lemon , zested and juiced
  • Kosher salt and pepper , to taste

Rosé Wine Mayonnaise

  • 3/4 cup dry Rosé wine
  • 2 Tbsp minced shallot
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ lemon , zested and juiced
  • 1 clove garlic , grated
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Kosher salt and pepper , to taste

Fennel, Radish & Avocado Salad

  • 1 fennel bulb , cored and thinly sliced, fronds reserved
  • 5 radishes , thinly sliced
  • 3 cups Simple Truth Organic baby spinach
  • 1 avocado , peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil (or extra-virgin olive oil)
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon , zested and juiced
  • Kosher salt and pepper , to taste

Instructions

Swordfish

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon zest and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Pour over swordfish and allow to marinate while you prepare the other ingredients (up to 1 hour).

Rosé Wine Cream Sauce

  1. Bring the rosé wine to a simmer in a small saucepan and cook until it has reduced to 2 tablespoons, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool to room temperature. Whisk in shallot, rice vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic and mayonnaise until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Fennel, Radish & Avocado Salad

  1. In a small bowl whisk together 1/3 cup of the rosé wine mayonnaise with the oil, rice wine vinegar and lemon zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. In a large bowl, combine fennel, radishes and baby spinach. Toss with dressing and top with avocado, chives and fennel fronds.
  3. Heat your grill to medium-high heat. Remove swordfish from marinade and grill, turning once, until cooked through and flaky, 3-4 minutes per side. Serve the grilled swordfish alongside the salad and with remaining rosé wine mayonnaise.

Wine Pairings for Grilled Swordfish with Tangy Rosé Wine Mayonnaise:

  • Go ahead and serve the Rosé that you used for the mayonnaise alongside this grilled swordfish. It’ll be the perfect compliment.
  • Want to open another bottle? An unoaked Chardonnay or Viognier would also be fantastic with this dish. They have enough body to stand up all the flavors in this dish but won’t overpower the mild swordfish.
  • Hosting guests, or just feeling festive? Bubbles would also be amazing! Try Cava, Prosecco or a Brut Rosé.

Grilled Swordfish with Tangy Rosé Wine Mayonnaise will take your grilling to the next level. Grilled swordfish is topped with rosé wine mayonnaise that is also turned into a creamy vinaigrette used to dress a simple & refreshing salad of fennel, radish and avocado. | platingsandpairings.com

 

Grilled Swordfish with Tangy Rosé Wine Mayonnaise will take your grilling to the next level. Grilled swordfish is topped with rosé wine mayonnaise that is also turned into a creamy vinaigrette used to dress a simple & refreshing salad of fennel, radish and avocado. | platingsandpairings.com

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fred Meyer – P3. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

14 comments

  1. Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama

    Wow, this sounds (and looks) as if it came straight out of a restaurant. Yum!

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  2. Michelle

    What an absolutely gorgeous meal! Perfect for summer…looking forward to trying it!

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Michelle! Cheers!!!

      Reply

  3. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    I’ve never made swordfish at home but I love swordfish and this looks amazing!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I hope you enjoy Marlynn!

      Reply

  4. Sara

    What a beautiful dish! …Looks like the perfect light summer meal. Can’t wait to try it!

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Sara – It’s the perfect meal for enjoying on the patio!

      Reply

  5. sanna@womanscribbles

    This is such a gorgeous plate! I love everything that’s in it! It is indeed a perfect summer meal!

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Sanna! I agree – It’s a perfect meal for the warmer weather!

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    1. Erin

      Thank you Lyndsay!

      Reply

  6. Deliverr

    Amazing recipe, Looks so tasty! Yummy!

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  7. Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago

    As always your recipe sounds absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try the Rosé mayo!!

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Kathryn – I’m am thinking up more and more ways to use that Rosé mayo – SO good!

      Reply

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