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Lemon Parsley Swordfish Recipe
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Lemon Parsley Swordfish Recipe

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This swordfish dish looks impressive and it's easy to prepare—a winner in my book! I like that it comes together fast enough for a family weeknight meal, but it's special enough to serve guests for Sunday dinner. —Nathan Leopold, Mechanicsburg, PA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 swordfish steaks (7 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Nutritional Facts

1 swordfish steak equals 390 calories, 26 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 37 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place fish in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with salt. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup parsley, oil, lemon juice, garlic and pepper flakes; spoon over fish.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, basting occasionally. Sprinkle with remaining parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Parsley Swordfish in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p25

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

"This was quick and easy. You could add some panko crumbs on top, too."

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"So easy and the topping was very tasty."

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