For Great Swordfish, Keep It Simple

The best ways to treat swordfish are the simplest, Chowhounds say. "It doesn't need much help to be perfect," says smtucker, who brushes swordfish steaks with a scant amount of butter and broils 3 to 4 minutes per side before dressing with chive butter and a squeeze of lemon. magiesmom seasons swordfish with salt and pepper, sears it in olive oil, and finishes in a 450-degree-Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes per inch of thickness.

Swordfish is also a great candidate for grilling. Dirtywextraolives marinates steaks for a couple of hours in olive oil with minced garlic and dried herbs; Veggo bastes it on the grill with a mixture of butter and lemon juice seasoned with dill and coarse-ground black pepper. For a summery dish, try CHOW's Grilled Swordfish with Cucumber-Melon Salsa (pictured).

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