Swordfish with tomatoes and capers

Ina creates the perfect marriage between capers and swordfish.

  • Preparation Time12 mins
  • Cooking Time35 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bulb fennel, sliced
3 tbsp good quality olive oil, plus extra for brushing fish
1 large garlic clove, crushed
800g tinned plum tomatoes, drained
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp chicken stock
2 tbsp good dry white wine
Small handful fresh basil leaves, chopped, plus extra for garnish
2 tbsp capers, drained
15g unsalted butter
4 (2.5cm thick) swordfish fillets (about 1.35kg)
1) For the sauce, cook the onions and fennel in the oil in a large saute pan on medium-low heat for 10 minutes, until the vegetables are soft. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

2) Add the drained tomatoes, smashing them in the pan with a fork, plus 1/4 tsp salt and pepper. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Add the chicken stock and white wine and simmer for 10 more minutes to reduce the liquid.

3) Add the basil, capers, and butter and cook for 1 minute more. Set aside, but keep warm.

4) Prepare a griddle with hot coals. Brush the swordfish with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill on high heat for 5 minutes on each side until the centre is no longer raw. Do not overcook.

5) Place the tomato sauce on the bottom of a plate, arrange the swordfish on top, and garnish with basil leaves. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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