Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 pound spaghetti pasta (recommended: Barilla)

  2. 1 bunch fresh basil, about 3 cups leaves

  3. 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts

  4. 1 clove garlic

  5. 1 lemon, zest grated and juiced

  6. 1 orange , zest grated and juiced

  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  8. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  9. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  10. 1 cup grated Parmesan

  11. 4 (6-ounce) swordfish steaks

  12. Extra-virgin olive oil

  13. Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta and reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta liquid.

  2. Blend the basil, pine nuts , garlic, zests, juices, salt, and pepper in a food processor until the mixture is finely chopped. With the machine running, gradually add the olive oil until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the Parmesan. Toss with the warm spaghetti and the reserved pasta water.

  3. Meanwhile, place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Brush both sides of the swordfish fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the swordfish 3 to 4 minutes a side for a 1-inch thick fillet.

  4. Transfer the pasta to a serving platter and top with the grilled swordfish fillets and serve.


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