Grilled Swordfish with Caponata

Recipe courtesy of Estate Culinary Team

Serves 4-5


1 lb. Swordfish, 4 oz portions

1 lb. San Marzano tomatoes

2 Tbsp red miso

1 yellow onion, julienne

1 head garlic, peeled and sliced

1 pint diced eggplant

1 pint diced zucchini

1 pint diced tomatoes

½ pint grilled peppers

2 Tbsp Castelvetrano wedges

2 Tbsp caper berries

Sherry vinegar to taste

1 bunch basil chiffonade

2 Tbsp of basil buds

1/8 cup cxtra virgin olive oil


In a small sauce pot, sweat the julienne yellow onions and garlic on low heat until translucent. Add San Marzano tomatoes, red miso and a cup of water. Simmer for 30 minutes. Blend on high-speed adding olive oil to emulsify into tomato sauce.

Heat a large sauté pan on high until very hot, add eggplant and just enough olive oil to coat the pan. Sauté until lightly caramelized and place on a sheet tray to cool. Repeat steps with zucchini and tomatoes. Do not add salt as this will make the vegetables weep. After ingredients have cooled, add to a medium sauce pot with peppers, olives, capers, sherry, chiffonade basil, and a half cup of tomato sauce. Heat through and season to taste.

On a grill, arrange coals to one side and light. Wait until coals are almost all uniformly grey and proceed to brush and oil grill grates thoroughly.

Salt swordfish steaks and place each 4-ounce portion firmly on the grill. Cook for two minutes on each side, or until cooked to medium rare. Once desired cooking temperature is achieved, place on a cooling rack to rest for five minutes. Plate and serve once rested. This versatile dish may be paired with St. Supéry Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc or a bold red such as the St. Supéry Dollarhide Estate Petit Verdot or Rutherford Estate Merlot. Enjoy!

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