Swordfish is a mild-tasting, white-fleshed fish with a meaty texture. Its mild taste makes it a particularly good choice for those who are unsure if they like fish. Swordfish is this texture that distinguishes it from many other types of fish. Salmon, red snapper, and halibut are delicate fish that come apart easily in flakes. Swordfish is almost always served like a steak and will require a knife to slice into smaller pieces.