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Grilled swordfish steak

sword fish steak grilledGrilled swordfish steak: Swordfish are readily available around Ponza and you will often see it on menus as well as being delivered to you by your neighbours!

When the swordfish were being pulled in from the waters around the little Italian island of Ponza, our neighbour would deliver a pile of it nearly every day! So, we would take it to Ada at Sunset Village, Ponza because she knew exactly what to do with it.

We have to say that swordfish is potentially a very pungent fish – gamey. It is therefore better to prepare your grilled swordfish when it is very fresh indeed! We have experienced frozen prepared swordfish and it doesn’t even come close.

Grill your swordfish simply. No fuss, no muss!

Ingredients serves 4

  • 4 swordfish steaks (about 200 g each)
  • juice and zest of 1 medium lemon
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 palmful Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 medium clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil

sword fish steak grilled

  1. Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, a generous amount of oregano, parsley and lemon zest to make the marinade.
  2. Season the marinade with salt and pepper.
  3. Marinate the swordfish for a couple of hours.
  4. Remove the steaks from the marinade and dry with kitchen paper.
  5. Heat the grill to its maximum heat.
  6. Grill the swordfish for a couple of minutes each side.
  7. When they are cooked, liberally drizzle them with extra virgin olive oil.
  8. Serve immediately.

Published by thebigdreamfactory

My name is Susie Evans-Ardovini and I created The Big Dream Factory. I was born in the UK and have been a chef and restauranteur for over 30 years. During this time I have also lived in France and Italy where I visited many beautiful places and met many wonderful people. I am particularly impressed with the Italian way of life and their approach to food. Many families work extremely hard to grow and produce their own salumi, cheese, wine and olive oil which means that they have a wealth of knowledge and experience, most of which has been handed down through countless generations. It is no different in the kitchen. Nearly all foods served at an Italian table have been gathered from someones garden or field, and is then served alongside homemade, pasta, gnocchi, and countless dishes that could not be recounted in this tiny space since each family's knowledge is unique ... well, you can only imagine. I have walked Rome, climbed to the top of the Vatican, seen Milan, Venice, the Cinque Terre, climbed mountains, walked The Path of the Gods, wandered the great city of Napoli, lived on the little Island of Ponza and gathered a pile of friends, family and photographs as well as invalueable experience along the way. I became a new immigrant to the U.S.A on December 15th, 2013. With the support of many great friends and a passion (bordering on obsession), I am here in search of the American Dream and to bring you the natural flavours and vibrant colours of Italy. All my pasta, gnocchi and biscotti are made by hand just as I saw Italians do in homes and good restaurants all over Italy, every day and sometimes, twice a day. I hope you enjoy my creations and invite you to share your comments, photographs and recipes with me on Facebook or Twitter. In return I of course, will share beautiful Italy with you.

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