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Lemon Parsley Swordfish

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, basting occasionally. Sprinkle with remaining parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1 swordfish steak: 390 calories, 26g fat (5g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein.

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  • annrms
    Feb 14, 2018

    We were very happy with the results...the fish was tender, garlicky and lemony. The sprinkle of fresh parsley gave the dish a bright finish. The marinade ingredients would definitely work on other cuts of fish; just adjust the cooking time.

  • Larry
    Mar 29, 2017

    i would like to thank john for perfectly made dinner my husband was thrilled and as was i .

  • JCV4
    Jan 13, 2015

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

  • SaraMarx
    Nov 23, 2009

    So easy and the topping was very tasty.