Last updated on February 14th, 2020.
A roundup of three Swai Fillet Recipes – Chili Lime Swai Fillets, Baked Swai in a White Wine Lemon Garlic Sauce, and Swai Fillets in a Tomato-Basil Caper Sauce. All three seafood recipes are easy, healthy, and tasty. Cook some swai for dinner tonight!
If you have had swai before, you are probably a big fan. How can you not be?? Swai is a tasty white fish that is very quick and easy to cook, it is not too fishy, and it is very reasonably priced. It flakes perfectly and is very tender when cooked.
If you’ve never had swai, I would recommend you try it out. It is usually sold as a bag of swai fillets in the frozen seafood section of grocery stores. And when it’s on sale, you can sometimes find it as cheap as $3 per pound! That’s super affordable.
Can I use tilapia instead?
Swai can be used directly instead of tilapia in most recipes. So even if you can’t get your hands on swai, feel free to use tilapia in any of the recipes below.
If you don’t want to use tilapia, then any white fish fillet, such as flounder or cod, will work in these recipes.
Perfect seafood recipes for lent
These three recipes are all super easy to make and range from a recipe for two to recipes that will feed a crowd. Perfect all occasions during lent!
If you have any questions or comments about these recipes, please feel free to get in touch! Leave a comment or message me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. And if you make one of these dishes, I’d love to see your creation and for you to tag me on Instagram!
And now without further ado…
3 Easy, Tasty Swai Recipes to Make for Dinner Tonight
Seriously dudes, these swai fillets are ready in 10 minutes. That’s insanely fast! That’s faster than deciding where to order takeout from.
Just season the swai and cook them in a skillet for a few minutes. These Chili Lime Swai Fillets are GREAT for fish tacos. They also make for a super easy meal when paired with a salad, rice, beans, quinoa, french fries – you get the idea. They go with everything.
And they are tasty. Pin this swai recipe for a weeknight when you are too busy to make anything more elaborate for dinner.
Now this one looks a little more fancy! But it’s still a very quick recipe. You will start off by making a light and tasty tomato sauce with fresh basil and capers. The you’ll gently place the swai fillets into the skillet and let them cook in the tomato basil sauce. The result is a flaky, tasty swai fillet.
Pair this recipe with some steamed or roasted broccoli, pasta, mashed potatoes, rice, and don’t forget a slice of bread to dip into the sauce.
This Baked Swai recipe is one of my most popular recipes on the blog. Here’s why: The white wine lemon garlic sauce is so delicious. It has just the right balance of lemony tang, garlicky goodness, and savory broth flavor. You can make the sauce in advance and then just pour it over your swai fillets and bake for about 15 minutes when it’s time to eat.
And this recipe is totally scale-able. You can double it if you want to serve a crowd, but the cooking time wouldn’t increase. This is a great recipe for a dinner party, or if you want leftovers for lunch the next day.
This Baked Swai recipe would pair really well with rice, risotto, mashed potatoes, linguine, or any other pasta. Make sure you spoon the extra sauce over the pasta and dip some bread into the sauce.
So there you have it. Three different ways to cook swai fillets. Each one very easy and straight forward, and each one with so much flavor. All three recipes are also very healthy, since the seasonings and sauces for these swai recipes are all very light.