Swordfish with Lemon and Herb Sauce recipe

Preparation Time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Otherwise known as pesce spada alla calabrese, this swordfish dish is light, fresh and summery. Lemon, oil, garlic, parsley and mint combine in a delicious sauce that'd also be delicious spooned over a warm potato salad.


  • 450g swordfish fillets
  • 175ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped oregano
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped mint
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Season swordfish on either side with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry for 3-5 minutes on either side or until flaking gently and cooked to your liking.

  2. To make the sauce, combine oil, lemon, garlic, parsley, oregano, mint and a pinch of black pepper. Drizzle over the swordfish to serve. For the best flavour, let the sauce sit for 20 minutes before serving.

Add lemon zest to the sauce if you like, and feel free to use dried oregano rather than fresh. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
  • Published:

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