A simple seasoning and a quick pan sear is an ultra-easy but nonetheless delicious method for cooking pumpkin swordfish.
Pat swordfish steaks dry with paper towels. Season both sides of each steak with salt and pepper
Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a cast-iron skillet until very hot. Add swordfish steaks and sear for five minutes. Flip and sear the other side for another 3 to 7 minutes, or until fish is cooked through. The steak should feel firm when you press it.
Remove swordfish from the pan and let it rest for a few minutes.
In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the lemon juice.
Transer swordfish to serving plates and spoon the lemon butter sauce over the swordfish steaks.
Season to taste with any additional salt, pepper, butter, and/or lemon.
Instead of melting the butter, you can simply place butter pats on top of the swordfish when it's resting. The butter will melt right over the steaks. Season it with lemon juice just before serving.
Add any fresh herbs to the steaks, such as chives, parsley, or basil.
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