Swordfish, Dom Perignon and X-Factor
Yesterday was our wedding anniversary. And like most couples we wanted to celebrate it in a romantic and gastronomic way. But we’ve been so “on-the-go” lately that staying home really sounded most appealing. So we did, but not without some good food, GREAT champagne and our favorite guilty pleasure of the moment (X-Factor).
For the big event, I prepared my “Super Swordfish”, as Lui calls it. Super easy and super good:
2-3 swordfish steaks, 3/4 inch high
A handful of Italian Parsley
2 slices of a large red onion
1 garlic clove
Salt & peperoncino (red chili pepper flakes) to taste
6-8 cherry tomatoes sliced in quarters
1/2 a handful of pine nuts
1/2 glass of white wine
Start by mincing the parsley, onion and garlic together into a fine mixture (I think the “mezzaluna” knife works best for this). Add oil, then the mixture, salt and peperoncino to large saute pan. Bring it to a sizzle (about 2 minutes) and add the swordfish steaks. Let them cook for about 3-4 minutes and turn. Add the tomatoes and pine nuts and let cook for 3 minutes. For the last minute add the white wine and shake the pan a bit letting the wine cover the steaks. Serve hot with your favorite bottle of white wine (in our case a bottle of Dom and I feel great today!). You can also add olives when you add the tomatoes and pint nuts (I was out!).
As you can see, it’s not a complicated process but comes out tasting delish. Buon appetito and “buon anniversario” to us!