Swordfish with Onions & Roasted Bell Peppers

  • 40 mins total
  • 10 mins prep
  • 30 mins cook
  • serves 4 people
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While preparing Roasted Bell Pepper with Italian Farro salad  I roasted extra bell peppers to make this recipe as well.  As I do love to eat fish and I had a wonderful huge swordfish steak in my freezer, therefore I could not wait to enjoy it. Swordfish is a very meaty, and mild flavor fish. Mostly sold in steaks form.

If you are hesitant about eating fish, and some people do not care for the smell of cooked fish, this fish is the best in their category. Not too fishy and not too bland, a perfect combination of flavor and texture. Not to mention that you can prepare it in so many ways.

However, due to high levels of mercury, it is advised to eat small portions as well as not too frequently as you would any other shellfish which are low in mercury.

Cod, salmon, halibut, or red snapper can be substituted in this recipe in lieu of the swordfish.

When the bell peppers are in season, I highly recommend using fresh bell peppers. The flavor is out of this world.  When not in season, you can skip a few steps of this recipe by using prepared roasted bell peppers. Dry them well once out of the jar so you remove any of the oil or liquid that they were preserved into.

Double or triple this recipe to have on hand. Excellent with pasta, rice, omelets, salads, and much more.

Bell peppers are a great source of vitamin C, B6, K1, E, A and low in calories.

TIPS

  • Use white vinegar as it is lighter in flavor than the red wine vinegar. Chardonnay or champagne are mild and give it a great hint in the background.
  • Use red, yellow, or orange bell peppers as they are milder in flavor than the green bell peppers, which are unripe.
  • Chop some of the capers and leave some intact. Using under salt capers is idyllic but not necessary.  Which one you may choose, rinse them prior to adding to the onion bell peppers mixture.
  • Vidalia onions are my favorite as they caramelize best and I enjoy the sweetness of it.
  • Do not burn the garlic slivers.

Side dishes suggestions

We always have room for a side dish and here below are a couple of my recommendations:

Roasted bell pepper with Italian farro salad. I love this combination and could not get enough of it.

Rice with Peas and Butter. Easy to cook alongside, and yet so flavorful but without taking away from the swordfish.

Green Beans Gremolata. healthy, fun, and super delicious dish that marries well.

A fantastic recipe that your family, friends will enjoy over and over.

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Swordfish with Onions & Roasted Bell Peppers

  • 40 mins total
  • 10 mins prep
  • 30 mins cook
  • serves 4 people

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves, cleaned and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 tablespoon chardonnay vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ⅛ teaspoon coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 pounds swordfish steak
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the broiler. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Rub the pepper with one teaspoon olive oil and roast in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the skin starts to char and fall off. Turn them once one side is dark and the skin begins to separate. Place the peppers in a bowl cover with plastic wrap for 5 to 8 minutes. Peel the skin off the peppers and remove the stem and seeds. Slice them into thin strips.

  2. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion slices and cook until lightly caramelized, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic slivers and cook gently, make sure they do not burn, for about 30 seconds.

  3. Add the capers, vinegar, cumin, red pepper flakes, and coriander. Season generously with salt and a pinch of black pepper. Add the onion mixture to the peppers and keep warm.

  4. In a large skillet add 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the swordfish with salt and pepper. Sear the swordfish until cooked thru, about 3-4 minutes for each side.

  5. Slice the swordfish into 4 even portions and top with onions and roasted bell peppers.

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Comments (23) Post a Reply

  1. Michelle @ Taste As You Go says:

    What a fantastic way to prepare swordfish! I think my whole family would enjoy this — thank you for sharing!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      The pleasure is all mine. Enjoy it!

  2. Jeannie says:

    glad that there are other fish options that can be used in this recipe. Thanks for that, I choose rice for the side 🙂

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Love rice with fish and prepare it as often as I can.
      It is my pleasure, depending on where you are located in the world, the fish selections are different, I am glad it can help.
      Enjoy!
      Giangi

  3. Gregory Halpen says:

    I LOVE swordfish. And bell peppers and onions as an addition sounds super delicious!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      You will love it! Lots of wonderful flavors making it quite a fun dish to prepare for family and friends.
      Bon Appetit!

  4. Cindy Mom the Lunch Lady says:

    I’ve never tried swordfish before but I can tell you that I would love to try this dish! Such a healthy entree.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Swordfish is a richer meat fish yet not too overpowering as a fish either.
      Love the flavor and it is so versatile when you are preparing it.
      Enjoy!
      Giangi

  5. Sue says:

    This looks amazing. I actually have a nice halibut steak in my freezer that I might try with this- thanks!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      My pleasure. I am sure you will enjoy it. Very easy to make and so savory,
      Giangi

  6. Francy says:

    I like to eat fish and l am always looking for new ideas, your recipe looks very good, l m going to save and make soon 😁

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      You will enjoy how easy it is to prepare. The swordfish meat is rich in flavor and quite savory.
      Bon Appetit!

  7. Jennifer | @kitjen_ says:

    I absolutely LOVE swordfish!! Adding this to my weekday dinner list 😍😍

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Wonderful! I am sure you will love how easy this recipe is to make.
      Enjoy!!
      Giangi

  8. Mihaela|https://theworldisanoyster.com/ says:

    I remember eating swordfish long ago; it had a unique taste. It sounds perfect in this combination or with any of the sides you recommended!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Swordfish is a different texture and unique rich flavor. However, must sauce and sides work wonderfully with it.
      Enjoy it and love to hear from you when you prepare it.
      Bon Appetit!
      Giangi

  9. Gabriela says:

    My husband loves swordfish and I just happened to have all of the ingredients except 1 of the bell peppers on hand I think this is what I will be making him for dinner tonight.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Wonderful! Love to have your feedback.
      Bon Appetit!
      Giangi

  10. Jayashree T.Rao says:

    This looks so delicious, bursting with flavours. It will be ideal for the weekend menu.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you Jayashree. Absolutely! so easy to make that you can enjoy it anytime.
      Bon Appetit!
      Giangi

  11. Maria says:

    I love the simplicity and convenience of this dish! Those charred peppers must add beautiful depth of flavour.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      They sure do add a lot of flavor to it. I do love simple easy dinners for my family.
      Thank you for reading my recipe.
      Enjoy!!
      Giangi

  12. Azlin says:

    This swordfish with onions and bell peppers has got my name written all over it – I shall definitely be making it very soon. Thank you for the recipe, Giangi!

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