Involtini di Pesce Spada

Sicilian Swordfish Rolls

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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 2001

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Involtini di pesce spada are a specialty of the Hostaria del Vicolo in Sciaccia, in southern Sicily. The use of pine nuts and currants in the recipe can be ascribed to the arrival of the Arabs on the island in the ninth century. The swordfish rolls can be baked or grilled, and may be served warm or at room temperature. The accompanying sauce, called salmoriglio, is a popular dressing for fish from Naples south through Sicily. The same filling is used to stuff sardines in another S