Sicilian Swordfish

Number of Servings: 4 (1 Steak) (288 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 15 min.
Sicilian Swordfish

Swordfish is a robust fish that lends itself well to grilling, but for this recipe, working on a pan allows you to meld the flavors of the vegetables with the fish for a dish that is absolute perfection. If you can’t find swordfish at your local market, tuna steaks make a good alternative.


  • 4 (6-8 oz.) swordfish steaks
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. red chili flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • ⅓ cup pitted black olives
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ⅓ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 5-6 large basil leaves, coarsely chopped

    Optional Garnishes*:

    • Lemon wedges


  1. Season swordfish on both sides with salt, pepper, and red chili flakes. In a large nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat. Add swordfish in a single layer and cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside. Lower heat to medium.
  2. To the same pan, add remaining oil. Add shallot and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add wine, tomatoes, olives, and oregano. Stir to combine.
  3. Return swordfish to the pan. Simmer 3 minutes, or until fish is cooked through and wine has reduced by half. Remove from heat. Add toasted pine nuts and basil. Serve immediately, with lemon wedges. Salt to taste.

*Optional garnishes have not been included in the rating of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 288 g

Amount per serving
Calories 440
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 370mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 3g
Protein 36g
Vitamin D 23.6mcg 120%
Calcium 40.6mg 4%
Iron 2.2mg 10%
Potassium 965mg 20%
Vitamin A 86mcg 10%
Vitamin C 7.6mg 8%
Vitamin E 5.9mg 40%
Vitamin K 17.9mcg 15%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 20.7mg 130%
Vitamin B6 1.1mg 60%
Folate 20.6mcg 5%
Vitamin B12 2.9mcg 120%
Biotin 1.5mcg 4%
Chloride 26.7mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.8mg 20%
Phosphorus 527.5mg 40%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 90.5mg 20%
Zinc 2.1mg 20%
Selenium 98.3mcg 180%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 1.2mg 50%
Chromium 0.3mcg 0%
Molybdenum 6.1mcg 15%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Swordfish, Tomatoes, White Wine, Shallots, Pine Nuts, Black Olives (ripe Olives, Water, Salt, Ferrous Gluconate (to Stabilize Color)), Olive Oil, Garlic, Basil, Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, Black Pepper, Oregano.

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