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Swai Fish Recipe

Lemon Garlic Butter Swai Fish

Swai Fish is cooked in a lemon butter garlic sauce with fresh ginger and capers. It only takes under 30 minutes from start to finish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pan Fried Swai Fish, Swai Fish, Swai Fish Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 688kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 fillets Swai fish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Garlic Butter Sauce:

  • 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


Prep the fish:

  • Rinse the swai fish fillets with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Season both sides with salt and ground black pepper.

Pan Fry:

  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil and wait for it to start sizzling. Pan-fry the fillets, about 1-2 minutes per side, or until light brown. Transfer to a plate.

Make the Sauce:

  • To the same pan, add the butter and melt it, then add garlic and ginger, stir and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add capers, lemon juice, parsley, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt. As soon as the sauce starts to bubble, turn off the heat.

Combine and Serve:

  • Return the fish to the pan with the sauce and drizzle it on top with a spoon, garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.
  • Serve immediately.



Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 724mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 1895IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.9mg