Rating: 4 stars
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  • 1 star values: 3

This is a typical dish of southern Italy. Swordfish is marinated in a lemon and oil mixture, then fried and cooked with fava (broad) beans and white wine.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
40 mins
10 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix together 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the fish and stir enough to get it coated. Let it marinate for about 15 minutes. Remove fish from the marinade and pat dry.

  • Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the onion until golden, about 8 minutes, then add the fish. Brown the chunks of fish, about 1 minute per side; remove from the pan and set aside.

  • Stir the flour into the skillet; cook and stir until lightly browned. Gradually stir in the white wine. Return the fish to the pan, and add the fava beans. Sprinkle with fresh parsley, cover, and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve hot.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

453 calories; protein 28g; carbohydrates 26.3g; fat 18.7g; cholesterol 52.7mg; sodium 440.4mg. Full Nutrition