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Pan Steamed Swordfish With Capers Olives And Toasted Pine Nuts

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Ingredients
  Pine nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Swordfish steaks 2 Pound (4 Steaks, 1/2 Pound Each)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Extra virgin olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Onion/1 small onion 1⁄2 Large, thinly sliced
  Chopped olives 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped coarsely (Black And Green)
  Salted capers 1 Tablespoon, rinsed
  White wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Vermentino)
  Fish broth/Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Homemade)
Directions

Toast the pine nuts in an 8-inch skillet over medium-high heat until they turn slightly tan, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Remove them from the heat and transfer them to a cold plate.
This will stop the cooking.
Season the swordfish generously with salt and pepper.
Heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a 12- to 14-inch nonstick skillet (or two 10-inch skillets) over medium-high heat.
When the oil is hot, add the fish and sear it over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
Transfer to a plate near the stove.
Add the remaining oil and the onions to the pan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for about 7 to 8 minutes, until the onions are soft and start turning brown on the edges.
Add the olives and capers, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Add half of the wine and scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
Let the wine completely evaporate.
Add the fish back to the pan and pour in the rest of the wine and the broth (or water).
Turn down the heat to medium and cook, partially covered, for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through but not overdone.
Remove from the heat, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, and sprinkle the pine nuts over the fish.
Serve immediately, making sure to spoon some onions, olives, and capers with each serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Searing
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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