Lemon Parsley Swordfish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
This dish looks impressive and is easy to prepare—a winner in my book! I like that it comes together fast enough for a family weeknight meal but is special enough to serve guests for Sunday dinner. —Nathan Leopold, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania


  • 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


  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, until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, basting occasionally, 15-20 minutes. 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.