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Post Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:13 am
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I LOVE grilled swordfish... A little lemon butter was nice (had no jalapenos handy, so went with an old standard.)
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Post Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:58 pm
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Great-looking steaks, PJ! Do you use lemon in your jalapeno butter as well? How did you season the fish?

Post Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:37 pm
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Had no peppers. I was going to try the Raichlen recipe, but ended up with just fresh lemon juice and unsalted butter. Seasoning was just sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Swordfish stands on it's own pretty well.
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Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:44 am
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Looks like some good swordfish steaks.
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Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:37 pm
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Great job on those steaks, philly!

I have a question though: I've read for years that swordfish is high in mercury, but is that really the case? One of the stores up here was pushing blue marlin as a lower-mercury swordfish substitute several years ago, in fact.

I'm hoping the answer is "no" because I've really liked swordfish any time I've grilled it.
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Post Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:40 am
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Apparently ALL the big predatory ocean fish are high in mercury. I only eat it every couple of months (more from financial than health concerns.) Everybody's gotta die of SOMETHING!!

Got this from a pregnancy website..

Mercury Levels in Fish: Highest Mercury

AVOID Eating

Marlin
Orange roughy
Tilefish
Swordfish
Shark
Mackerel (king)
Tuna ( bigeye, Ahi)

High Mercury

Eat no more than three 6-oz servings per month

Sea Bass (Chilean)
Bluefish
Grouper
Mackeral ( Spanish, Gulf)
Tuna (canned, white albacore) See tuna chart below
Tuna ( Yellowfin)

Mercury Levels in Fish: Lower Mercury

Eat no more than six 6-oz servings per month

Bass ( Striped, Black)
Carp
Cod ( Alaskan)
Croaker ( White Pacific)
Halibut ( Pacific and Atlantic) Jacksmelt ( Silverside)
Lobster
Mahi Mahi
Monkfish
Perch (freshwater)
Sablefish
Skate
Snapper
Sea Trout ( Weakfish)
Tuna (canned, chunk light)
Tuna (Skipjack)

Lowest Mercury

Enjoy two 6-oz servings per week

Anchovies
Butterfish
Catfish
Clam
Crab (Domestic)
Crawfish/crayfish
Croaker
Flounder
Haddock
Hake
Herring
Mackeral (N Atlantic, Chub)
Mullet
Oysters
Perch (ocean)
Plaice
Salmon ( Canned, Fresh)
Sardines
Scallops
Shad ( American)
Shrimp
Sole
Squid ( Calamari)
Tilapia
Trout (freshwater)
Whitefish
Whiting
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Post Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:46 pm
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Awwww, man.....

There are fish I like in every one of those categories.

There are a number of lakes this year in my area where Fish and Wildlife is also warning about high mercury levels as well - and those levels are in the "high" and "avoid" categories as well based on serving size. And to make things worse, six of them are on my Top 10 list of fishing spots.

Makes me almost want to go dig a pond, buy some gear and raise them myself. (Almost)
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