Recipes

Puttanesca Green Beans with Grilled Swordfish and Oregano

Aired April 11, 2016

Serves 4
Ingredients

4 8-ounce (trimmed) pieces sustainable swordfish steaks or other firm sustainable white flesh fish
EVOO - Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling plus 4 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried
About 6 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound green beans
6 to 8 anchovy filets
6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or chopped
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or 1 fresh red chili, thinly sliced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup oil-cured black olives, pitted
3 tablespoons capers, drained
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
A few leaves basil, torn
1 lemon, halved
 

Preparation

Pat fish dry and season with salt, pepper and oregano. Drizzle with oil.
 
Heat a cast-iron skillet, grill pan or griddle pan over medium-high heat.
 
In another deep-sided skillet, bring a couple of inches of water to a boil. Add salt and par-boil the beans for 3 minutes; cold-shock and dry.
 
In a large skillet, heat olive oil, 4 turns of the pan, and melt the anchovies into the oil until completely melted. Add green beans and lightly brown; add garlic, chili, tomatoes, olives and capers, cover and cook to slump tomatoes, 6-8 minutes, shaking frequently. Wilt in herbs and remove pan from heat.
 
Grill or griddle fish for 3-4 minutes on each side and caramelize the halved lemon, cooking it cut-side down; douse fish with its juice. 
 
Serve fish on platters topped with a mound of Puttanesca-style green beans.
 

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