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Swai Fish Recipe

Lemon Garlic Butter Swai Fish

Swai Fish makes an excellent quick dinner entree for it is prepared easily using very few ingredients. It is highly versatile and quite affordable as well!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Swai Fish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 688 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 fillets Swai fish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Lemon
  • Italian parsley chopped


  1. Rinse the swai fish fillets with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Season both sides with salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil and wait for the oil to start sizzling. Pan fry the Swai fish fillet, about 1-2 minutes per side, or until light brown. Transfer to a plate.
  3. To the same pan, and the butter and melt, then add garlic and ginger, stir and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Add capers, lemon juice, parsley, red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt. As soon as the sauce bubbles, turn off the heat.
  5. Return the fish to the pan with the sauce and drizzle it on top with a spoon, garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Butter Swai Fish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 688 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 41g256%
Cholesterol 195mg65%
Sodium 904mg39%
Potassium 724mg21%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1895IU38%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.