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Sicilian Swordfish Cutlets and Citrus Salad

Sicilian Swordfish Cutlets and Citrus Salad


  • 4 large, thin sustainably-caught swordfish steaks (8 ounces each)

  • 2 cups breadcrumbs (or panko)

  • 3 organic lemons, 1 zested, 1 zested and juiced and and sliced into thin rounds

  • 4 organic navel oranges, 1 zested, then all 4 peeled and sliced into thin rounds

  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 anchovy fillet (optional)

  • Sea salt and pepper

  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), for frying and drizzling

  • A couple of handfuls of wild baby arugula

  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced or finely chopped

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh oregano or thyme, finely chopped


Pre-heat the oven to 300°F. Trim the skin from the edges of the fish. Place the fish between two pieces of parchment paper and pound gently to 1/4-inch thickness. Place the breadcrumbs in a dish. Combine the lemon and orange zests on a board. Chop with the parsley, garlic and anchovy (if using) to form a gremolata. Add to the breadcrumbs and work through with your fingers. Season the fish with salt and pepper, then gently press the fish into the breadcrumbs to coat thoroughly. In a large skillet, heat a layer of EVOO over medium-high heat. Arrange the orange slices, arugula and onion on a platter. Top with the oregano and season liberally with salt and pepper. Dress with the lemon juice and a liberal drizzle of EVOO. Add the fish to the hot skillet and cook in batches for 1-2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a rack-lined baking sheet and keep warm in the oven as you continue. Serve the fish with the lemon wedges and citrus salad .