Swordfish is best cooked simply and served with a tasty sauce. Check out these six topping ideas from Chowhound:

1. Add bright flavor with lemon, mint, and basil. –Philly Ray

2. Emeril Lagasse’s Creole-seasoned swordfish (seasoning instructions here) gets even better with olive- and anchovy-spiked Portuguese Sauce. –mike0989

3. Pine-nut-and-parsley-coated Sicilian Swordfish comes with sweet-and-sour cipollini, fennel, and tomatoes. –teezeetoo

4. Marcella Hazan’s minimalist Swordfish Sicilan-Style enhances the grilled steaks with a lemon-oregano vinaigrette. –Nunzio

5. To spoon over grilled or seared swordfish: Sauté minced garlic in olive oil, then add lemon suprêmes along with the juice, capers, oil-cured olives, and chile flakes. –roxlet

6. For Asian pan-seared swordfish, make a sauce from rice wine vinegar, soy, wasabi powder, garlic, and ginger. Spoon over cooked steaks, then drizzle with toasted sesame oil and garnish with nori flakes and sesame seeds. –ipsedixit

Discuss: What are your best swordfish steak recipes?

Photo of CHOW’s Grilled Swordfish with Cucumber-Melon Salsa by Chris Rochelle / CHOW.com

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