Baked Swordfish Rolls

Involtini di Pesce Spada

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Swordfish is a local fish in Sicily and a favorite on the island. This Sicilian preparation is moist, flavorful, and absolutely delicious.

Preparation time: 40 minutes
Total time from start to finish: 55 minutes


  • cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 3 to 4 sprigs fresh oregano
  • pounds swordfish steaks, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for the baking sheet


  1. Make the fresh bread crumbs.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  3. Chop enough of the oregano leaves to measure 1 tablespoon.
  4. Remove the skin from the swordfish. Lightly season each slice with salt. Sprinkle with the bread crumbs, capers, and oregano, then drizzle the olive oil on top. Roll up the fish slices loosely so that the ends just overlap and secure with a toothpick.
  5. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with a little olive oil and place all the rolls on it. Bake until the swordfish is cooked, about 15 minutes. Serve at once.