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Pasta with swordfish: how wonderful!

Spaghetti with swordfish

Here is the recipe for pasta with swordfish, a delicious and simple dish to prepare in a short time.

Do you like easy first courses based on fresh fish? Then you can’t miss the recipe for pasta with swordfish and cherry tomatoes, made with swordfish slices cut into pieces and cherry tomatoes quickly cooked in a pan and flavored with white wine. This is certainly one of the versions we like best, and indeed the faithful recipe of the swordfish sauce that everyone prepares at home. However, we can also indulge ourselves with other combinations … curious to find out which ones?

To prepare this first course with swordfish you can choose the format you like best, it adapts perfectly to many qualities: we recommend a long pasta such as spaghetti or tagliolini. Otherwise you can also think of trying the paccheri with swordfish sauce.

Spaghetti with swordfish
Spaghetti with swordfish

How to make pasta with swordfish and cherry tomatoes

  1. To prepare this dish of delicious spaghetti with fish, start with the preparation of the fish sauce: cut the swordfish steak into cubes, rinse the tomatoes and cut them in half .
  2. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a pan, brown the garlic for a couple of minutes then remove the wedges and add the swordfish.
  3. Deglaze with a drop of white wine , let the alcohol evaporate then add the cherry tomatoes and add salt. After 2-3 minutes, add the finely chopped parsley and red pepper.
  4. Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water, drain when al dente and sauté for a minute with the sauce before serving.
  5. Finish with a nice sprinkling of chopped fresh parsley.

For other delights we recommend you try all our recipes with swordfish or our fish first courses , they are unsurpassed!

Sicilian-style pasta with swordfish

Sicilian-style pasta with swordfish
Sicilian-style pasta with swordfish

If you want to give an even more typical touch of flavor to this splendid fish sauce, you can also add other ingredients that will make this first amazing.

To stay close to the Sicilian tradition, therefore, you can add anchovy fillets to dissolve in extra virgin olive oil with a clove of garlic, capers and olives, of the kind you like best. Also some red onion will give a crazy flavor note, and don’t forget the chilli!

Pasta with swordfish ragout and other variations

Pasta with swordfish ragout
Pasta with swordfish ragout

As we told you earlier there are many other ways to prepare a quick and easy first course with the sword. In addition to our recipe and the Sicilian version, you can also think about preparing an excellent ragù . To do this you will need to add a spoonful of tomato paste to the pan, together with the swordfish and, once it is well browned and blended with the wine, add about 250 g of tomato puree and let it cook for about 10-15 minutes. low flame. After you just have to add the pasta and mix everything well.

If you want something fresh, on the other hand, always choose pasta with swordfish in white but, together with the cherry tomatoes, we advise you to try a diced zucchini fried in a pan. Or there is also the version of pasta with swordfish and aubergines .


The swordfish pasta prepared following this recipe can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a maximum of one day.

If you liked the recipe for pasta with smoked swordfish, discover the video of the preparation .

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