Fast Recipes

Swordfish Provençal

Australian Gourmet Traveller fast French recipe for swordfish Provençal.

By Lisa Featherby
  • Serves 4
Swordfish Provençal
Swordfish Provençal

This isn’t a trad dish but is inspired by the flavours of Provence. Shallot, anchovy, tomato and olives baked together with the swordfish makes cooking and serving extremely easy. All it needs is a bitter leaf salad on the side. Use tuna or trevalla if you prefer.


  • 3 Dutch cream potatoes, sliced 2cm thick
  • 4 swordfish steaks (200gm each)
  • 400 gm canned finely chopped Italian-style tomatoes
  • 4 golden shallots, thinly sliced
  • 16 black Niçoise olives
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 8 anchovy fillets
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 250C. Cook potatoes in a saucepan of boiling salted water until parboiled (3-5 minutes). Drain, then scatter over base of a 20cm x 30cm oiled baking dish. Top with swordfish, spoon tomato over and scatter with golden shallots, olives, garlic, anchovies and thyme. Bake until swordfish is cooked through (20-25 minutes). Serve immediately, drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, with lemon wedges to the side.
  • Author: Lisa Featherby