What’s Cooking: Swordfish Puttanesca

video preview image

Some people have a tough time when it comes to creative, delicious fish recipes, but Chef Stefano Cipollone from Cicily’s Pastaria and Grill is offering one great way to fix a delicious dinner with swordfish, a type of fish that’s not too common.

Fresh swordfish
Black olives
Kalamata olives
Chili flakes
Marinara sauce


Begin boiling water and cooking pasta of your choice. Heat some olive oil in a pan. Coat the fresh swordfish lightly in flour and add some salt and pepper. Place the coated swordfish in pan to brown and add garlic and shallots.

Add about 1 tablespoon of anchovies and capers, as well as many olives as you’d like. You can also add a pinch of chili flakes to make it spicy. Add ½ cup of Chianti red wine, expect some flames. After that, add the marinara sauce.

Once your fish is fully cooked, let the whole mixture simmer on low for about five minutes. Add some fresh basil and parsley. Finally, add cooked pasta to the mixture, stir everything together, and then serve.