Norman A. Plate
Makes 3 servings

Stephen Sumner loves fish. In this straightforward presentation, he sauces one of his favorites, swordfish, with cilantro and fresh lime juice.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse swordfish steaks and pat dry. Dust with bread crumbs.

Step 2

Melt butter in a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat; add swordfish and cook until browned on bottom, about 4 minutes. Turn fish over and cook until browned on other side and opaque but still moist in center (cut to test), 4 to 5 more minutes. Transfer fish to a warm platter; keep warm.

Step 3

Add onion to pan and stir just to wilt, about 30 seconds. Add cilantro, lime juice, and cream, stirring until it boils vigorously, 1 to 2 minutes. Divide fish among 3 dinner plates. Pour sauce equally over fish. Garnish each plate with a lime wedge and cilantro sprigs.

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Ratings & Reviews


September 18, 2015
I checked 2 markets - no swordfish.  I substituted some great thick tilapia and it was good.  I liked the sauce but I think I let it go a little too long.  Tasty though.

iamjenny's Review

November 09, 2013
Yum the saw is refreshing and delicious!

lwatermulder's Review

March 23, 2011
I thought this was delicious! After five minutes on each side, the swordfish still wasn't done in the middle, so I put it in the microwave for a minute and it was perfect!

jessicas314's Review

December 05, 2010
This was so simple to make and absolutely delicious. I will definitely make it again soon. Served with corn and black bean salad and chips and salsa.

barkesg1598's Review

June 16, 2010
Great and simple recipe good with many types of fish!!

rachelracen's Review

March 04, 2009
Great recipe!

MelBel's Review

February 02, 2009
Pretty good- sauce IS a little overpowering- next time I'll use less lime.