Sicilian Swordfish Cutlets and Citrus Salad

Sicilian Swordfish Cutlets and Citrus Salad
  • 4Servings


  • 4 large, thin sustainable swordfish steaks (8 oz. each)
  • 2 cups bread crumbs (or panko)
  • 3 organic lemons--1 zested, 1 zested and juiced, and 1 sliced into thin rounds
  • 4 organic navel oranges--1 zested, then all 4 peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Anchovy fillet (optional)
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • EVOO, for frying and drizzling
  • A couple of handfuls wild baby arugula
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced or finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano or thyme


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees . Trim the skin from the edges of the fish. Place the fish between 2 pieces of parchment and pound gently to 1/4-inch thickness.

Place the bread crumbs in a dish. Combine the lemon and orange zests on a board. Chop with the parsley, garlic and anchovy (if using) to form a gremolata. Add to the bread crumbs and work through with your fingers. Season the fish with salt and pepper, then gently press the fish into the bread crumbs to coat thoroughly. In a large skillet, heat a layer of EVOO over medium-high heat.

Arrange the orange slices, arugula and onion on a platter. Top with the oregano and season liberally with salt and pepper. Dress with the lemon juice and a liberal drizzle of EVOO.

Add the fish to the hot skillet and cook in batches for 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a rack lined baking sheet and keep warm in the oven as you continue. Serve the fish with the lemon wedges and citrus salad.