Crunchy Lime Swordfish

Total Time
Prep 50 mins
Cook 8 mins

A change from grilling, this crunchy lime flavoured swordfish worked well for me! Served with asparagus and baked potato, it made a nice light meal. Prep time includes marinade time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 medium swordfish steaks
  • 1 lime, divided
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning or 1 tablespoon italian seasoning or 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Marinade fish in juice of 1/2 lime and 2 Tbs olive oil for 1/2 to 3/4 hours Mix flour, corn meal and old bay seasoning.
  2. Dredge swordfish in mix and shake off excess.
  3. Heat 1 Tbs of butter and 1 Tbs olive oil in fry pan (cast iron being best).
  4. Fry swordfish approx 4 minutes per side or until done.
  5. Squeeze addition lime juice on swordfish if desired.


Most Helpful

This is a wonderful recipe. I substituted Striped Marlin for the Swordfish and it was delicious. Originally from the Chesapeake Bay area, Iuse Olde Bay seasoning. I doubled the batch and fish, it heated up really well for lunch the next day. I served it with Teriyaki Citrus rice.

Island Chef January 20, 2007

We thought this recipe was good. It worked really well on a weeknight as it is really easy to make and requires very little prep. I used Old Bay and thought that worked well. Thanks for posting.

Dr. Jenny September 17, 2011

The flavor was perfect, but my breading stuck to the pan during cooking. I'll use a little more oil next time.

shelly.johnson April 28, 2010

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