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Easy Baked Swordfish

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Easy Baked Swordfish comes out flaky, juicy, and delicious tasting every time!  This quick and easy seafood dinner is perfect for busy weeknights.  The secret to this flavorful baked swordfish is in our 4-ingredient marinade which makes this swordfish amazingly juicy and the best tasting! 

After one bite, you will fall in love with its moist and tender texture!


Summer season is upon us, but seafood lovers can make this dish all year long.

This recipe for easy baked swordfish is effortless, as little as 5 minutes to prep and then pop it into the oven for about 18 to 22 minutes, depending on the oven you use.

Our marinade includes lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, white wine, and green onions.  It takes only four simple ingredients to make this swordfish amazingly juicy and the best tasting! 



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Ingredients Needed to Make Easy Baked Swordfish:

For this easy baked swordfish recipe, you will need:

  • 1 swordfish steak (about 1/2 pound)

  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, plus extra

  • 1 tsp. garlic powder – divided

  • 2 large lemons – divided

  • sea salt

  • 2 to 4 green onions (scallions) – chopped

  • 2 to 4 Tbsp. white wine

  • extra lemon slices, as a garnish


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When you bake swordfish with this simple marinade, it turns out flavorful.

In fact, you will be delighted and surprised after you take your first bite!  A wonderful dish even for children because swordfish doesn’t have any bones.



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What to look for when buying Swordfish…

  • Swordfish steaks should be at least 1 +1/4-inch thick or more.

  • Raw swordfish steaks should be firm to the touch.

  • They should also have a tight swirled flesh to them.

  • Make sure there’s No fishy smell to it.  It should smell like the sea.

  • No dull or discolored skin.

  • And the meat color can vary from white, ivory to a pinkish color.

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Swordfish steaks are one of the easiest seafood you can make.

It’s often grilled on the barbecue or grilled inside on stove-top, like our recipe for Swordfish Oreganata.  However, I prefer baking swordfish in the oven simply because it’s easier and faster! 

It’s the perfect dish to serve on rainy days too!

**Keep in mind, you don’t want to over-bake swordfish or it will turn out dry.

Easy Baked Swordfish is a great dish to serve family and friends!  Try this recipe, you’ll be glad you did!




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Yield: 1 serving

Easy Baked Swordfish

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Easy Baked Swordfish is easily baked in the oven and turns out flaky, juicy, and delicious tasting every time! This quick and easy seafood dinner is perfect for weeknights and one you'll enjoy making all year long!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 1 swordfish steak (about 1/2 pound)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, plus extra
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder - divided
  • 2 large lemons - divided
  • sea salt
  • 2 to 4 green onions (scallions) - chopped
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp. white wine
  • extra lemon slices, as a garnish


  1. Preheat oven to Bake at 375 degrees F, (190.6 degrees C)
  2. Use a deep, baking dish just large enough to hold the swordfish steak. I used a medium-size baking dish for this recipe, a 2.5 quart (or 2.3 L ) baking dish.

First for the Marinade:

  1. On the bottom of the baking dish, drizzle 1 + 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil, and squeeze 1 whole lemon, then sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of ground garlic powder.
  2. Place the swordfish steak on top of the first layer of marinade.
  3. Then, drizzle on top of the swordfish steak with a little extra virgin olive oil, the remaining ( 1/2 teaspoon) garlic powder, and juice of the second lemon on top of the fish.
  4. Sprinkle with some sea salt on top of the steak. Then scatter with chopped green onions all around and on top of the fish. Then scatter white wine on top.
  5. Set it aside and let it sit for 15 minutes to marinate.
  6. Then BAKE for 18 to 22 minutes, or until swordfish is white, fully cooked, and tender to the fork when touched.
  7. Transfer to a serving plate, then pour all the remaining lemon sauce from the baking dish over the swordfish steak and serve.
  8. Serves 1

Nutrition Information:


1 serving

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 28.1gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 2.9gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.9gProtein: 40g

That’s it friends!

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 xo Anna and Liz


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      by Anna and Liz
      April 21, 2021 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

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    November 24, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Awesome! I’ve been making a lot of fish lately and was looking for a good marinade and baking recipe. This hit the spot! This makes us New Englanders proud!

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      by Anna and Liz
      November 24, 2020 at 11:50 pm

      Oh, I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks, Ryan for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment. πŸ™‚

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    October 24, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    This was the easiest and best recipe for swordfish. It was on sale at our local market so I found your recipe and it was out of this world fantastic. We just got some more fish so we could eat it again tonight. Thank you so much. By the way we used the same recipe for salmon and it was equally good!

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      by Anna and Liz
      October 24, 2020 at 6:59 pm

      Yay!! So happy πŸ˜€ you enjoyed our recipe! Thanks so much Janine! And thanks for the extra tip!

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    Cara Ziegel
    September 21, 2020 at 11:39 am

    I did this yesterday w some substitutions – i’m allergic to garlic, so I used grated ginger and chopped fresh rosemary, and hubby is allergic to scallions so i minced a shallot – but it was fantastic! Teen looked doubtful but his face lit up when he tasted it – the lemon taste was remarkably strong and really pleasing. and a great texture!

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      by Anna and Liz
      September 21, 2020 at 1:27 pm

      Hi Cara! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment. I’m thrilled to hear how you adapted our recipe and the outcome was fantastic! This is one of our favorite recipes for swordfish, and I’ll be posting a new one later this week. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

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    Stephanie Rothfuchs
    August 27, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    The plating suggests dressing with the lemon sauce but doesn’t tell how to make it. Is it the drippings from the pan or something else?

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      by Anna and Liz
      August 28, 2020 at 9:20 am

      Hi Stephanie! Thanks for asking. Yes, pour the remaining lemon sauce from the baking dish over the fish and serve. I will go and edit that part, thanks so much!

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    Lisa Surless
    September 22, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    This was sublime. I bought the swordfish fresh today at my local farmers market, fresh from the boat off Montauk NY. This is easily the best swordfish I have ever had.

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      by Anna and Liz
      September 22, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you so much Lisa! So happy you enjoyed our recipe, and thank you again for taking the time to leave a lovely comment! Have a great night! πŸ™‚

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    September 19, 2019 at 10:32 am

    I never think to make swordfish! This looks so delicious that I’m going to look for some soon πŸ™‚

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      2 sisters recipes
      September 19, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      It really is delicious tasting Susan, and doesn’t have a fishy taste at all. We know you will love this recipe!

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