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Swordfish Steaks with Creamy Lemon Basil Sauce
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5 from 7 votes

Swordfish Steak with Creamy Lemon Basil Sauce

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time21 mins
Servings: 2



  • 2 swordfish steaks, 1 inch thick
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (Omit pepper for AIP)
  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil

Creamy lemon basil sauce

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, packed
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (Omit pepper for AIP)
  • 3 tbsp of water + more, if necessary


  • Pat the swordfish dry with a paper towel, and season them liberally with salt and pepper on both sides. Pour lemon juice over the swordfish and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • While the swordfish is marinating, place all ingredients of the lemon basil sauce in a blender and blend until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add more water until it becomes the right consistency. Set aside.
  • Heat a coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Place the steaks in the pan and cook for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Drizzle lemon basil sauce over the steaks and serve with delicious veggies!