Pan Roasted Swordfish Steaks with Mixed Peppercorn Butter


  • 1/2 stick butter room temperature
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground mixed peppercorns plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 swordfish steaks 6 oz each


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Mash butter, parsley, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon ground mixed peppercorns, and lemon juice in small bowl. Season to taste with salt.
  • Heat oil in heavy large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle swordfish with salt and ground mixed peppercorns. Add swordfish to skillet. Cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Turn swordfish over and transfer to oven. Roast until just cooked through, about 10 minutes longer. Transfer swordfish to plates. Add seasoned butter to same skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, scraping up browned bits, until melted and bubbling. Pour butter sauce over swordfish and serve.
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