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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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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- Orange and Rosemary Glazed Salmon
- Fried Shrimp
- Pan-Seared Rockfish with Fresh Herbs
- Pecan-Crusted Halibut with Lemon Wine Sauce
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Swordfish fillets are pan-seared, then finish cooking in an oven. They're served, glazed with an easy to make, delicious lemon garlic sauce!
- 10 ounces swordfish steaks (2- 5 ounce pieces at least 1 inch thick)
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and black pepper
- 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)
- 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.
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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Remove sauce from heat. Add lemon juice and finely grated fresh lemon zest. Stir to combine.
- Transfer cooked swordfish to serving plate. Spoon the lemon garlic sauce over the top of the fish, and garnish with parsley, if desired.
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Awesome! Made this dish last night for my family and tjey loved it. The kids ate every last morsel. Will definitely make this again.
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.