Swordfish fillets in lemon garlic sauce are pan-seared, then baked fish fillets. They’re served, glazed with an easy lemon garlic sauce!
Swordfish fillets in lemon garlic sauce are pan-seared, then baked fish fillets. They're served, glazed with an easy lemon garlic sauce!
Looking for an easy and flavorful way to cook swordfish that doesn’t involve an outdoor BBQ grill?  Here’s a very simple way to make Swordfish In Lemon Garlic Sauce! This seafood dish is really quite simple to prepare, and tastes wonderful with the addition of the yummy butter, wine, garlic and lemon sauce on top! Here’s how to make this simple dish:

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Pan-Sear Swordfish Fillets

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Heat olive oil in a large, OVEN-PROOF skillet until very hot (but not smoking). Add lightly seasoned swordfish fillets (at room temperature) to the hot oil. Cook the fish for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown on bottom. Turn the swordfish fillets over and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes.

A swordfish fillet is being pan-seared in oil in a large skillet.

Swordfish fillets are turned after pan-searing in olive oil.

Bake The Pan-Seared Swordfish

Place the ovenproof skillet and swordfish into a preheated oven. Continue to bake the fish for 7-12 minutes (time will vary based on thickness of swordfish). Begin checking on the fish after 6 minutes have passed. Once the fish flakes easily with a fork,  it is ready.  TIP: While the fish is baking, prepare the easy lemon garlic sauce.

Make The Lemon Garlic Sauce

While the swordfish is in oven, make the lemon garlic sauce. Place butter and olive oil in a small skillet. Heat over low heat until the butter is melted. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook this on very low heat for about 1 minute (being careful NOT to burn the garlic).

Minced garlic and red pepper flakes are cooked in melted butter.

Add the white wine to the skillet, and using medium heat, bring the liquid to a simmer.  Cook the lemon garlic sauce for 3 minutes, stirring often.  The liquid will reduce a bit in volume, and the alcohol will cook off during this time.

White wine is added to lemon garlic sauce in pan.

Remove the skillet from the heat.  Add lemon juice and finely grated fresh lemon zest, and stir to combine.  The lemon garlic sauce will smell really good at this point.

Lemon zest and juice are added to the sauce for the swordfish.

Time To Serve The Swordfish In Lemon Garlic Sauce!

Transfer the baked swordfish out of the skillet and onto serving plates. Spoon the lemon garlic sauce over the top of the fish, and serve it, garnished with parsley, (if desired).  Grab a fork and dive into this delicious swordfish in lemon garlic sauce!

Swordfish with lemon garlic sauce, on plate with orzo and asparagus.

I love seafood grilled outdoors on our BBQ, but as is the case often here in Oregon, the rain prevents that many times. It’s nice to have this simple alternative cooking method for enjoying a wonderful piece of swordfish cooked right in the ol’ kitchen!  Have a great day.

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Swordfish In Lemon Garlic Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Swordfish fillets are pan-seared, then finish cooking in an oven. They're served, glazed with an easy to make, delicious lemon garlic sauce!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: swordfish
Servings: 2 servings (5 ounces each)
Calories Per Serving: 537 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 10 ounces swordfish steaks (2- 5 ounce pieces at least 1 inch thick)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper
For Lemon Garlic Sauce:
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Grated zest from 1 large lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley (for garnish-optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Let swordfish come to room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking. Pat fish really dry with a paper towel, then lightly season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large, OVEN-PROOF skillet until very hot (but not smoking). Carefully add swordfish fillets to skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown on bottom. Turn fish over and cook the other side 2-3 minutes, as well. Place skillet (and swordfish) into hot oven. Bake swordfish for between 7 and 12 minutes (time will vary based on thickness of swordfish). Begin checking fish after 6 minutes have passed. Once the fish flakes easily with a fork, it will be ready.

  3. While swordfish is baking, make the lemon garlic sauce. Place butter and olive oil in a small skillet. Cook on low heat until butter is melted. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook mixture on very low heat for about a minute (being careful NOT to burn the garlic).
  4. Add white wine to the skillet, and using medium heat, bring the liquid to a simmer. Cook the sauce for 3 minutes, stirring often. The liquid will reduce a bit in volume as it cooks.
  5. Remove sauce from heat. Add lemon juice and finely grated fresh lemon zest. Stir to combine.
  6. Transfer cooked swordfish to serving plate. Spoon the lemon garlic sauce over the top of the fish, and garnish with parsley, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Swordfish In Lemon Garlic Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 5 ounce piece)
Calories 537 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 246mg11%
Potassium 705mg20%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 930IU19%
Vitamin C 18.7mg23%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments on Swordfish In Lemon Garlic Sauce

  1. Awesome! Made this dish last night for my family and tjey loved it. The kids ate every last morsel. Will definitely make this again.
    Thank you!

    • Good morning, Anna! Thank you so very much for writing! Am glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed this dish (even the kids… wow!). Hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks for your kind note.

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