Swordfish Puttanesca

Swordfish Puttanesca


  • 2 lb swordfish steaks
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup capers
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cup2 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • handful of fresh parsley


1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Place pine nuts on a baking sheet and toast in oven for 5 minutes or until browned.

3.) Roughly chop olives and parsley. Finely mince garlic and halve tomatoes. Zest the peel of the lemon and reserve the rest.

4.) In a large saute pan, heat butter and 2 tbsps olive oil over medium-high heat. Lightly season swordfish on both sides with salt and fresh ground black pepper.

5.) When butter and olive oil start to smoke slightly, add swordfish. Sear 2 minutes on each side.

6.) Cover saute pan, turn heat to medium-low, and let cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest.

7.) In a separate small saute pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Saute garlic for 1 minute. Add pine nuts, olives, capers, tomatoes and lemon zest. Cook over medium to medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until tomatoes soften. Gently stir to ensure there is no burning.

8.) To plate, top swordfish steaks with puttanesca sauce. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and a squeeze of the reserved lemon.

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