About this recipe: Swordfish steaks with a tomato and basil topping, cooked in a garlic butter sauce. Source your swordfish from a responsible fishmonger. Good alternatives are wild salmon, sea bass, tilapia or tuna.
This has the bases of a decent tasty meal, but following the recipe here,it didn't quite work out. Firstly 120g of basil! blimey that is loads.. I only had two plants and managed 80g and that was plenty, secondly two teaspoons of lime juice made it far to sour, i had to add sugar and a little tomato puree and half a tin of chopped tomatoes to sweeten it up. I'm going to try it again with a few tweeks. - 27 Jul 2015
This was outstanding! I had to make a few substitutions for things I didn't have onhand (I used lemon juice instead of lime juice, and I didn't have fresh basil so I used Emeril's Italian Essence). I made angel hair on the side & spooned some of the tomato mixture on that, too...heavenly! Thank you, Mister Glasser! - 12 Jul 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I loved this recipe, however, I changed/added to it a bit... Because I read a complaint about the fish becoming soggy due to sitting in so much butter during cooking, I cooked all the garlic and butter in the same pot and just spooned a small bit of the mixture over the fish prior to cooking. The fish still absorbed the garlic flavor, but it was not soggy at all. I also used probably close to 3 tsp of garlic though. Even though I used larger steaks (both were about 1 inch thick and 8 oz) the cooking time was still long enough. The "sauce" ended up being WAY too much for just 2 steaks. I think it probably would have been enough for 4 steaks, however, we ended up eating it all anyway. I filled some pita bread with feta cheese, sliced olives, and the remaining sauce and it was delicious. My husband and I both think that my pita bread creations were what really made the meal. - 24 Jun 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)