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Lemon Thyme Swordfish with Asparagus

Rated as 3.62 out of 5 Stars

"The creamy lemon and thyme sauce accents the flavor of the swordfish. If desired, garnish with lemon slices and sprigs of thyme."
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35 m servings 191
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a blender or food processor, process the cottage cheese until creamy. Transfer the cottage cheese to a small bowl, and stir in the milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the lemon juice, parsley, basil, and 1/2 teaspoon of the dried thyme. Cover and chill in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Place the fish in an 8x8 inch baking dish. Pour the water and the remaining lemon juice into the dish. Place the bay leaf in the water, and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme over the fish. Cover the dish with foil.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and is opaque all the way through.
  5. Meanwhile, place asparagus in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 6 minutes. Drain.
  6. When fish is done, transfer to a serving platter and arrange the asparagus next to the fish. Serve with the cottage cheese sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 191 calories; 5.2 7.2 29 46 222 Full nutrition

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As I was making this I was preparing myself not to like it as it seemed odd but I was pleasantly surprised!! The tastes really do work well together. I didnt like though that I could faintly tas...

I love this recipe! It's very simple and elegant. My kids devoured every bit of it. Definately worth doubling, because everyone will want seconds.

Yes, a very simple & elegant meal! The swordfish was like butter, subtle flavors. I did use sour cream, because it was what I had on hand...but is such a quick, easy recipe, I had to give it 5 s...

I made a few changes, but I don't think they impacted that significantly. I used sour cream instead of cottage cheese because I didn't really like the idea. I also added lemon pepper to the sauc...

The dish was very easy and quick to make, delicious, and appealing to the eye and nose! We preferred just a dab of the sauce. The cooking time was perfect.