Grilled swordfish with salmoriglio sauce is a typical Italian dish – very popular especially in Sicily – healthy, tasty and very easy. Salmoriglio is a very popular dressing in Sicily and it is widely used to flavor both meat and fish; it is a combination of minced garlic, origan, parsley, oil, salt, pepper and an acid component, such as lemon or vinegar. In this recipe salmoriglio can be used for marinating swordfish and/or for dress it, giving it a unique taste.
Grilled swordfish with salmoriglio sauce is a quick and easy recipe: it takes a few minutes for preparing salmoriglio sauce. The swordfish must be cooked only for 2 minutes for each sides too, just the time to form a delicious crust on the surface. It would be best if you can cook it on the barbecue, but the grill is ok, too.
Grilled swordfish with salmoriglio sauce is an healthy and tasty dish, perfect even in summer, when it is very warm and you want light and delicious meals.
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- DifficultyVery easy
- Preparation time10 Minutes
- Cooking time4 Minutes
- Cooking methodGrid
- CuisineItalian regional
Ingredients for grilled swordfish with salmoriglio sauce
How to make grilled swordfish with salmoriglio sauce
The secret for a perfect grilled swordfish with salmoriglio sauce is starting from the salmoriglio: the longer it is allowed to rest the stronger the flavor. You can prepare it even one or two days in advance. Wash and dry the parsley, then chop it finely with a knife.
If you like a spicy note you can add some chopped chili pepper (fresh or dried) to salmoriglio sauce . Add chili pepper to your taste, especially according to its spiciness.
Put chopped parsley, chili pepper and garlic in a bowl. Squeeze the lemon juice and strain it through a sieve to remove seeds and pulp.
Just before serving, cook the swordfish: put a non-stick grill pan on the stove and let it heat well. Meanwhile brush with salmoriglio sauce every slice of swordfish on both sides.
Once formed a nice crust, turn off the heat and sprinkle each slice of swordfish with a spoon (or two) of salmoriglio sauce.
Serve grilled swordfish immediately, with the salmoriglio sauce on the side, so that each one may season the swordfish to taste.
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How to store grilled swordfish with salmoriglio sauce
Grilled swordfish must be eaten immediately. You can store salmoriglio sauce in the fridge for 4-5 days.
Tips and variation
You can season any grilled or steamed fish or crustacean with salmoriglio sauce: tuna steak, halibut, cod, shrimps, lobster… Salmoriglio sauce is perfect to season grilled meat and vegetables too.
Translation by Giacomo Meucci