Pan Seared Swordfish with Compound Pepper Butter




Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter at room temperature

  • 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 minced garlic clove

  • ½ tsp ground mixed black / green / red peppercorns, plus more for seasoning the fish

  • ½ tsp grated lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 1-inch-thick swordfish fillets (about 6 ounces each)

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix the butter, parsley, garlic, mixed peppercorns, and lemon zest 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 pepper. Add swordfish to skillet. Cook about 3 minutes. Turn swordfish over and transfer the pan to the oven. Roast until just cooked through, about 6-10 minutes longer or until internal temperature is 135*F. Transfer swordfish to plates and top with a generous tablespoon of the compound butter.

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