When it comes to making good seafood choices, the North Atlantic swordfish is a winner. It’s a moist, mildly sweet and hearty white fish that offers serious flavor potential and is packed with nutrients and protein.
Years ago, chefs were concerned about the sustainability of swordfish, but thanks to decades of robust environmental standards, swordfish stocks in U.S. waters have been fully rebuilt and continue to be sustainably managed. Swordfish lovers can return to the table!
We always want to provide the most up-to-date information here: So, if you are pregnant or nursing, put swordfish on hold for now – but not forever. Swordfish is one of the few fish that expecting and breastfeeding moms should avoid, but is easily swappable with Wild Alaska Pollock, salmon or cod. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that everyone eats at least two seafood meals per week.
Now that you’re ready to add some North Atlantic swordfish to your seafood dinner rotation, here’s a few of our favorite easy-to-prepare recipes to get you started. Wait until you see (and taste) how well so many ingredients pair with this versatile fish. Mint? Curry? Capers? Cabbage? Yes, yes, yes and yes!
These swordfish dishes will taste so good, your family will think you spent way more time preparing them than you actually did. Don’t worry, your secret’s safe with us.
Lemon Garlic Swordfish
We love the combo of lemon, garlic and butter – especially when it’s poured over a flavor-packed fish.
Seared Moroccan Swordfish
Classic butter and wine coupled with Mediterranean flavors like za’atar and mint blend beautifully for this flavorful fish dish.
Pan-Seared Swordfish with Olives and Capers
No need to plan for hours of prep time. This flavorful Italian-inspired seafood dish can be on the table and ready to feast on in less than 30 minutes.
Easy Swordfish Tomato Curry
The combo of coriander, cumin, turmeric and coconut milk make this dish a creamy and flavorful delight.
Blackened Swordfish Sandwiches
Creamy, crunchy, smoky, spicy. Say that fast 10 times and then take a big ole bite of this amazing sandwich. You’ve earned it.