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Ginger-Garlic Pan Roasted Swordfish

You'll love my easy Ginger Garlic Pan Roasted Swordfish. It's the perfect restaurant style meal for your next date night dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pan roasted swordfish, swordfish recipe
Servings: 2
Calories: 410kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


  • 2 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel grated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces swordfish fillets should be 6-7 ounces each


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a small bowl blend together the butter, parsley, garlic, ginger, red pepper and lemon peel.
  • Season the swordfish to taste with sea salt.
  • In an ovenproof skillet heat oil over medium-high heat.
  • place the swordfish in the skillet and cook until browned, 2- 3 minutes.
  • Turn the swordfish over and transfer the pan to the oven. Roast until just cooked through, about 8-10 minutes or until desired doneness.
  • Transfer swordfish to a serving dish
  • Add seasoned butter mixture to the same skillet.  Allow it to cook slightly over medium-high heat until melted and bubbling.
  • Pour butter sauce over swordfish and serve with your favorite side dishes


Calories: 410kcal | Protein: 33g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 711mg | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.6mg