Pesce spada in salsa di pomodoro

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An Italian recipe for swordfish in tomato sauce.

Pesce spada in salsa di pomodoro
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:272
Ready in:50 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:35 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:20th January 2013

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Can't get swordfish in Morrison's 😁

Paul R Smith


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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 220° C (425° F - gas 7)


  1. Coat the fish on both sides and sprinkle on a little salt.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the fish for 3 minutes on each side.
  3. Drain on kitchen paper and reserve.
  4. Add the onion, garlic, celery and bay leaves to the oil and fry gently for about 6 minutes.
  5. Add the tomato purée and water or stock to the vegetables and stir.
  6. Bring to a simmer and simmer gently for about 10 minutes.
  7. Add the fish to the sauce then add the wine and oregano.
  8. Boil for about 2 minutes.
  9. Turn the fish over, season with pepper, then transfer to a baking dish.
  10. Bake for about 8 minutes.


This would also work with tuna or hake steaks.

Chef's notes

I feel that for 6 people, the sauce quantity should be increased.

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