Oriental Swordfish recipe

Preparation Time: 1 hours | Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Swordfish is marinated in oil, soy, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, sherry and a pinch of dried chilli flakes before being pan fried until flaking and tender in this simple yet effective recipe.


  • 4 x swordfish steaks
  • 4 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • Pinch of dried chilli flakes


  1. Thinly slice the garlic cloves. In a bowl, whisk together the veg oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger and chilli flakes. Add the steaks and toss to coat.

  2. Pour everything into a resealable freezer bag. Seal, squeeze to coat the fish in the marinade, then chill for an hour (or two).

  3. To cook, heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Once hot, take the swordfish from the marinade and put into the pan. Fry for 5-7 minutes on either side, or less if the steaks are particularly small, until flaking and tender.

Omit the chilli if preferred. You can also use white wine vinegar in place of rice wine vinegar. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
  • Published:

Add a Review or Comment: