Sicilian Swordfish - 3 Guiding Stars
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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.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 440; Total Fat 27g (35% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 4.5g (23% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 112mg (37% DV); Sodium 370mg (16% DV); Total Carbohydrate 8g (3% DV); Dietary Fiber 2g (7% DV); Total Sugars 3g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 36g; Vitamin D 120% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Selenium 180% DV; Niacin 130% DV; Vitamin B12 120% DV.
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