Swordfish with Lemon, Caper and Parsley Sauce recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Swordfish is pan-fried in olive oil, before being served with a simple oil, lemon, caper, parsley and oregano sauce. Simple but effective, this meal takes just 10 minutes to cook.


  • 4 swordfish steaks
  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. capers, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped oregano
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Season the steaks on either side. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the steaks and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning once, or until flaking and cooked to taste.

  2. Put the swordfish onto a plate and cover with foil whilst you make the sauce. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, capers, parsley, oregano and a pinch of black pepper. Stir to combine and cook for a minute or two. If the sauce is too thick, add a touch more olive oil.

You can use lime juice in place of lemon juice, if you prefer. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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