Swordfish with tomato and basil sauce

Swordfish with tomato and basil sauce


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About this recipe: Swordfish is a meaty fish, great with a fresh tomato and basil sauce. Serve the fish with mash and seasonal veg.

Tammie21 Derbyshire, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 110g butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 tomatoes, cubed
  • 120g fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 swordfish steaks

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:14min  ›  Ready in:24min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Place 50g butter and 1 teaspoon minced garlic into a saucepan on a medium heat.
  3. When the butter is melted, stir in the tomatoes, basil and lime juice. Just before the mixture comes to the boil, turn to a low heat.
  4. In a smaller pan, melt the remaining butter and mix in the remaining minced garlic.
  5. Arrange the swordfish in a baking tin and drizzle over the garlic butter.
  6. Bake the swordfish for 7 minutes, then turn it oven and bake for another 7 minutes - until it is easily flaked with a fork.
  7. Spoon over the garlic butter from the baking tray and then spoon the tomato and basil mixture onto the fish.


Don't overcook the fish or it will dry out.

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