Thursday, October 29, 2009

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

Olive oil

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!


Unseen India Tours said...

This Seems to be yummy !!Will try this someday !! Mean while great to know that you are an Italy Travel Planner and it is my real wish to travel the beautiful country some day !! Request you to just suggest me something.Kind Reagrds

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Congratulations Megan to you and you husband. Hope you had a lovely evening.

I love the swordfish dish, I can get swordfish in the Oxford covered market, mmm might try it.

Diana Strinati Baur said...

Happy anniversary you two! Hope it was lovely. The food looks amazing. Lots of love to you both.

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary! The swordfish looks delicious.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

happy anniversary. sounds like a perfect evening and that fish looks delicious.