Grilled Halibut With Roasted Red & Yellow Pepper Salad

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, or 1 cup of prepared roasted peppers 2 yellow bell peppers, or 1 cup of prepared roasted peppers 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 onion, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons garlic, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons capers, chopped 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1/2 teaspoon ground […]

Salads, Side Dishes

Insalata di Riso (Rice Salad)

Serves 8 to 10 Make this with whole grains such as brown rice, spelt, or barley if you prefer. Increase the cooking time for these grains and cook them long enough to be tender to the bite.

Main Dishes

Maccheroncini with Swordfish, Capers, Olives, and Pine Nuts

Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 10 oz swordfish, trimmed and diced 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 fresh chile (jalapeño or serrano), minced Kosher salt, as needed 1 lb dried maccheroncini 1/2 cup chopped mint 3 tablespoons salted capers, rinsed with cold water 3 […]

Main Dishes

Pescada à la Veracruzana

Makes 10 servings Ingredients 10 red snapper fillets (about 6 oz each) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 cup fresh lime juice Sauce Ingredients 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups minced onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups peeled, seeded, medium-dice tomatoes […]


Stuffed Grilled Swordfish

Makes 4 to 6 servings Salmoriglio sauce is a pungent but simple combination of olive oil, lemon, and oregano. Pass it at the table so that everyone can dress their fish to suit themselves. Ingredients Salmoriglio 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 garlic clove, lightly crushed […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks, Main Dishes

Swordfish Carpaccio

Serves 6 to 8 Fish carpaccio is very common in regions where fresh fish is available. It is often cured with an acid, usually lemon juice, and marinated with extra-virgin olive oil and herbs. Ingredients 1 1/2 lb swordfish Sea salt, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed 2 […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments


Makes 6 servings Ingredients 2 cups pitted kalamata or other cured black olives 3 anchovy fillets, drained 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, rosemary, or basil Directions Put the olives, anchovy fillets, capers, and garlic […]