Garlic Marinated Swordfish (Espadarte em Vinha D’Alhos)

Espadarte em Vinha D’Alhos, or Portuguese Garlic Marinated Swordfish recipe. This wonderful swordfish recipe comes from the beautiful Portuguese islands of Madeira, nestled in the erratic Atlantic ocean waters. As fish is the staple food of any seafaring culture surrounded by water, they are endless unique and delicious ways that have been created to cook this wonderful type of fish. I can personally say swordfish is my favorite type of fish to eat so I was excited to give out this recipe for you guys. Check it out, and tell us what you think in the comment box below!

4 1-inch thick swordfish steaks
2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
Pinch crushed dried chili pepper as needed
3/4 cup olive oil, divided
1 cup wine vinegar, red or white

1) Rinse the fish steaks in ice cold water and pat them dry.

2) Make a paste using a mortar pestle with the salt, pepper, parsley, garlic, bay leaf and 1/2 cup olive oil to make the marinade.

4) Rub the seasoning on all sides of the steaks. Place the fish steaks, in a single layer, on a flat pan.

5) Pour on the wine vinegar, being careful not to “wash” the seasoning off the fish steaks. Use enough wine vinegar to cover the fish completely. With a fork, gently lift up each steak to make sure the wine reaches under them as well.

6) Cover and let steak marinate for 30 to 60 minutes, no longer.

7) Pan fry the steaks in remaining olive oil, 5 minutes for each side.


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