Sweet raisins, sour olives and piquant capers conspire to make this a memorable main dish.

Dan

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak raisins in lukewarm water for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or skillet over high heat. Saute onion and garlic until soft. Stir in raisins, tomatoes, olives, pine nuts and capers. Cover pan, reduce heat to medium and cook for 15 minutes.

  • Season the steaks with salt and pepper. Place in a lightly oiled baking dish and cover with the cooked sauce. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until steaks are firm.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 32.9g 66% DV; carbohydrates 13.3g 4% DV; fat 23.1g 36% DV; cholesterol 58.3mg 19% DV; sodium 453.5mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2003
This tastes as exotic as it sounds. Wonderful aromas fill the house with all these great ingredients. Definately worth a try if you are in the mood for something different. A very elegant and colorful meal for a special occasion. Goes good with polenta (either creamy or fried). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2010
It was good. Mine still came out a little dry and I felt the sauce/mixture overpowered the taste of the fish. Some people don't like the taste of fish though so maybe it works for them. Read More
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172 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 137
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2003
This tastes as exotic as it sounds. Wonderful aromas fill the house with all these great ingredients. Definately worth a try if you are in the mood for something different. A very elegant and colorful meal for a special occasion. Goes good with polenta (either creamy or fried). Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
TO DIE FOR!!!! This is the BEST recipe I've gotten from the internet and the best baked swordfish, or any fish, I've eaten! It is truly an authentic Italian recipe, even better than what I've enjoyed there over the years. I followed the recipe exactly except for using golden rasins and tripling the garlic, to suit my taste. I can't wait to make this for friends. Buon Appetitto! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2010
The first time I tried this recipe it was okay. After reading others reviews I tried it again with spectacular results! I soaked the swordfish steaks in milk for about half an hour to remove the extra fishy taste then seared the steaks in a well-oiled hot cast iron skillet on both sides. I added all the other ingredients using golden raisins omitting the onion and substituted canned diced tomatoes with the juice and sunflower seeds for the pine nuts. Put the skillet in the oven and cooked about 8 minutes. Flipped the fish and topped them with the tomato mixture and cooked for about 10 minutes more. The tomato juice kept the fish moist and it cooked down completely. The result was unique and absolutely delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2003
I really enjoyed this dish. The fish was very tasty and didn't have that 'fishy' taste. We enjoyed our swordfish with a nice Reisling. I would have given this recipe 5 stars if it had explained what to do with the raisins it asked me to soak. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
This swordfish recipe is EXCELLENT!!! Even my picky hubby ate it. It has the right flavor and the raisins gave it a nice blend! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2003
This sauce looked amazing and was really tasty - I made it for a dinner party and all five guests asked for seconds! As the sauce is so flavoursome I think you could easily use a plainer (and cheaper) fish like cod. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2011
This was a great combination of flavors and the swordfish was ideal (very pricey!!) but an ideal "steak" without the fishey flavor. Even my son enjoyed it and he is not a fish eater. Rinse the capers though if you have bought the jar/pickled capers. I did follow the recipe except I used 10 oz can of diced tomatoes (with chilis) but I did not use the juice. Next time I would use the juice though just to keep is moister in the pan while simmering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
I'm not a big fan of tomato based sauces or Italian food but this was really good. Baking the sauce on top of the swordfish makes it extra tender. The capers and olives are yummy. I also added a couple anchovies which adds to the complexity of flavor. I have also grilled the swordfish and then topped it with the mixture. Thumbs up! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2009
Delicious! I marinated my steaks for 24 hours with 1/3 cup white wine, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. For the sauce, I doubled the garlic and never set my burner higher than medium. I cooked my swordfish steaks for 30 minutes because they were about 2 1/2 inches thick. They came out perfect. I served this over garlic mashed potatoes with asparagus with hollandaise sauce on the side. My boyfriend said this was the best meal he has had in years! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2010
It was good. Mine still came out a little dry and I felt the sauce/mixture overpowered the taste of the fish. Some people don't like the taste of fish though so maybe it works for them. Read More
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