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Smothered Swai

Rebecca Jakubowski Matteson

"In Northern New York we like our sharp Cheddar cheese. Other cheeses may work well too. This is great served with a pasta side dish or steamed veggies and a dinner roll."
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40 m servings 271 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Arrange swai fish on an 8x11-inch baking dish. Pour lemon juice over fish and season with parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over fish and top with fire-roasted tomatoes and basil.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 30 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 271 calories; 16.2 g fat; 6 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 85 mg cholesterol; 498 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I followed the recipe to the letter. I used sharp cheddar but any cheese would work. I left in in the oven for 1/2 hour and the cook on the fish was perfect! It was moist but not slimy and flake...

I was skeptical about this recipe because, as others have said, the ingredients don't sound like they'd work together, but they really do! I'm not a huge fan of swai, but my husband and I loved ...

I made this exactly how the recipe said and it was delicious my husband loved it

very good. swai is not my favorite fish but it's inexpensive. this recipe made it a tasty fish. my only changes were: i used diced tomatoes on top and drizzled a small amount of the juice over t...

I made this tonight for dinner, and was very pleased with the results! I followed the recipe, and my husband loved it, literally gave two thumbs up.

When I made this I used the basic recipe but didn't measure anything. Did change the cheddar cheese to fiesta blend cheese and the roasted tomatoes to salsa - only because that is what I had. ...

I wasn't sure these flavors would go together, but they DID. It was really delicious. Just smelling it cooking was driving me wild. I didn't have any fire-roasted tomatoes, so I subbed in Cla...

Delicious recipe.

I'll admit I didn't have too much hope for this recipe. The ingredients combined sounded weird, but it actually worked! I didn't add salt, the lemon actually has a salt like effect. I enjoyed th...