For a long time I wanted to do the swordfish tempting to Messina, a typical dish of my city, Messina. To do so, though, need a good swordfish cut into large pieces, because this traditional recipe wants the fish is cut in tall, meaty pieces. Obviously, do not waste all my RECIPES WITH SWORDFISH dates and also a look at all my SICILIAN RECIPES. Is, not to give you a chance to find excuses, I also prepared the VIDEO RECIPE, I found on my YouTube channel.
Two words about swordfish
Remember the swordfish fishing period runs from May to October: in this period is the Italian swordfish, most of it coming from the Strait of Messina or the Lazio coast. The choice of swordfish is very important. I suggest you choose only swordfish fresh and of Italian origin (Sicily, Anzio, Ponza), compared to those of foreign origin. That are often frozen and on the origin of which there are less certainties. The other day I found the Ponza swordfish: It will certainly not be like that of the Strait of Messina, It is a sustainable alternative.
The ' greedy’ sicilian swordfish
The ' greedy’ It is a sauce that underlies many preparations in Sicily and a fried onion, celery, tomato, capers and olives. Sweet and sour becomes the basis for caponata or rabbit, without sugar and vinegar is used in sauces for fish such as swordfish and cod. Is, if you want to taste the pasta with swordfish greedy but spend too much buying big fish touches, try the recipe pasta to fast greedy sauce. And now I wish you good day!
1 slice weight Straits swordfish 1,2 kg, cut into 4 pieces
two red onion of Tropea
3 sticks of celery
green olives in brine, to taste
a generous handful of capers from Pantelleria IGP
400 grams of chopped tomatoes in pieces
extra virgin olive oil, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
a small piece of chili pepper (Optional)
First look at the VIDEO RECIPE OF SWORDFISH IN GHIOTTA. Clean the onions and cut into slices not too thin, then Peel the celery eliminating the wires and cut into small pieces. Stone and slice the olives, desalinize the capers.
Place in a pan olive oil and a little water and add cold onion and celery. Stew vegetables over low heat, stirring often and, when they become translucent, add the unsalted capers and chopped olives. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Then, Add the tomato pulp. Salt and cook for about 10 minutes.
Brown the slices of swordfish in olive oil for a few minutes, until the fish does not change color.
Place the swordfish in Gravy, adding if needed very little hot water. Add salt and cook over medium heat for another 10 minutes. Let rest a few hours so that the flavors harmonize perfectly and heat gently before serving.
A Council: us to Sicily with the sauce, that is always plentiful, We use spaghetti that, According to tradition, are sprinkled with pecorino, Although many people may dislike the cheese on seafood sauces.
In Sicily, in addition to swordfish with touches (remember that most of the touches are thick over the fish will stay soft), We also do chops a ghiotta swordfish: rolls made with thin slices of swordfish stuffed with a mixture of grated bread, pecorino cheese, Capers, oil and parsley, cooked in this sauce. To try.
MATCHING: Comes from Soave (Verona) the wine we chose for this recipe. And it is a wine produced by the company Coffele, with the classical nellel hills of Garganega. This Soave Classico Doc "Castel Carson" comes with fruity scents of Green Apple, floral scents such as acacia and light aromas of sage. With good freshness, the taste is distinguished by the final notes of almond, slightly bitter but pleasing in combination with the complexity of this Mediterranean recipe.