The last time I made swordfish, I wanted to try something different. I gave One-Pan Sicilian Swordfish with Spicy Olive Oil Poached Tomatoes a try, and I wasn’t disappointed. But this time around I’m going for something a little simpler with classic flavors. You can never go wrong with lemon, butter, and garlic. Lots and lots of garlic! This Lemon Garlic Swordfish promises to be simple, easy, and tasty (I know, what recipe doesn’t promise to be tasty?). I’m hoping it will let the taste of the fish come through and not be total garlic overload. Only one way to find out…
This buttery Lemon Garlic Swordfish is stunningly delicious. This recipe results in a tender, flavor-packed fish that tastes like you spent way more time on it than you did.
There were only a few ingredients in this recipe, and I had to shop for a few. I had the swordfish in my freezer, so that left me needing the lemons, garlic, and chives. I spent less than $6 for the fresh ingredients. The swordfish fillet was (I think) around the same, so this recipe cost me about $12.
The thing I love about preparing fish is it’s usually quick and easy. I’m happy to say this lemon garlic swordfish recipe was no exception.
A zester or grater is a must, along with a couple of pans. I used a small skillet for the butter sauce and a large ovenproof skillet for the fish. A garlic press would be helpful but isn’t a requirement.
As far as cooking skills, you’ll mainly need to know how to zest a lemon and chop a few herbs. Actually cooking everything is incredibly simple. You just sear the swordfish on the stove and finish it in the oven. Then mix up the sauce ingredients until the butter is melted and pour it over the swordfish fillet.
Since this dish is ready in no time, I wanted a side that was also easy. I chose steam-in-bag green beans. I just popped them into the microwave, and they practically took care of themselves.