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Swordfish with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Capers

4 Servings

35 minutes

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The southern Italian dish called pesce spada alla ghiotta pairs meaty swordfish with a rustic tomato sauce. To make a our version a complete one-pan meal, we add Yukon Gold potatoes. The swordfish steaks are browned in olive oil and finish cooking, along with the potatoes, in a garlicky tomato sauce. Capers and basil infuse the dish with bold Mediterranean flavors.




Don’t let the tomato mixture reach a boil once the fish is returned to the skillet. Low, gentle heat will cook the fish through but keep it moist and tender.

35 minutes


  • 4

    6-ounce swordfish steaks, patted dry

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper


Anita B.
June 13, 2022
I am always looking for healthy, easy recipes and this fulfilled all my expectations! Will definitely make again. Would be good with cod as well.
Russell B.
January 7, 2023
Wonderful & Not Too Difficult!
This is a really, really great recipe! I've made this several times--not only is it a one-pot, but the flavors are just fantastic. I always worry b/c swordfish is so expensive--I don't want to do anything which would ruin it, so I'm careful about recipes for swordfish, but this is my favorite!
Angela A.

I liked this dish! I used cod instead, because I already had it in the freezer.

Jennifer L.

Made it as written with swordfish -- a couple weeks later, I did it with wild shrimp. Both were delicious!

Sharon S.

Worst dish I've prepared from Milk Street. Followed the recipe exactly. Ended up making a turkey sandwich for dinner. I love 85% of your recipes but this one was a huge disappointment in many ways.

Sandra S.

Some review! What didn't you like about it?????