About Beth

Beth, along with her husband, Mike, is co-owner of two Italian Deli/Markets in St. Louis - Viviano’s Festa Italiano. When not creating yummy new menu items for the deli, she’s the pediatric research lab supervisor at Washington University School of Medicine. Read more out about Viviano’s Festa Italiano.

About Irene

Irene loves to think, read and dream about food. She enjoys cooking & eating in general. Although she demures about her talents, Irene has a finely-tuned palate that her friends envy. She bakes on occasion. The rest of the time she's creating memories with her family and friends. . . or she's learning a new needlecraft technique.

About Deborah

Deborah is a wife, mother, grandmother, traveler, bootlegger, and a very poor speller! As Victor Hazan so eloquently puts it, Deborah has chosen Umbria to be the home of her soul. When she can’t be there in body, she spends her free time cooking & reading about Italy. She blogs mostly about food and about trips – past and future – here: Old Shoes New Trip.

About Doug

Doug lives in Eastern Ontario in a farmhouse built in 1903. He is a retired teacher with four adult children, a wife, a son-in-law, two Irish step-grandchildren and one grandson who he is lucky to hang with a lot. He has way too many books. Doug also blogs at To Slow Time Down.

About Cindy

Cindy lives in Eagle River, Alaska where her freezer is always full of salmon, halibut & shrimp. Cindy participates in several regular cooking challenges. You can read more about her cooking and life in the last frontier on her blog, Baked Alaska.

About Sandi

Sandi is a true Southerner, but a traveler & Italian cook at heart. She lives in Alabama and knows more about fried green tomatoes than fricassees. Her family owned the WhistleStop Café for many years. Sandi also blogs at Whistlestop Cafe Cooking.

About Jan

Jan, a serious home cook, has owned “Essentials” since 1992. She is passionate about all things Italian, especially the cuisine & the language. Jan blogs about her travels (next trip Italy May/June of 2010) at: Keep your Feet in the Street.

About Jerry

Jerry is a food obsessed Canadian. He learned to love Italian food as a child while eating the meals prepared by his Napolitano uncle. He learned to cook Italian foods by watching his uncle cook these feasts for the family. This love of Italian food has been honed through serious personal experimentation in eating and cooking. Willing to try most anything once, Jerry isn't so sure about tripe! Jerry also blogs at Jerry's Thoughts, Musings, and Rants!

About Palma

Palma is a Marriage & Family Therapist in Palm Desert, CA. She’s an Italian-American with a passion for cooking, entertaining, & travel to Italy. She’s always planning her next culinary adventure to Italia on her blog, Palmabella's Passions

About Kim

Kim is our permanent sub and the image above gives you a good idea of the look on her face when she realized she was drafted. Kim loves to eat, drink, travel and cook - probably in that order. When she's not here, you can find her organizing and leading food, wine and beer tours in Europe as co-owner and operator of GrapeHops or blogging at What I Really Think.

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Grilled Swordfish Steaks, Sicilian Salamoriglio Style

If you love swordfish you will love this recipe. At the local fish store they said they have wild-caught swordfish from the Gulf of Mexico so that's what I got. Oil spill be damned!

The swordfish is simply grilled (you have to get the grill really hot) and sauced with a combination of salt, lemon juice, olive oil and fresh oregano. I have a ton of fresh oregano in the garden!


This is a great summer recipe--using the grill and light flavors.

Comments (4)

Richard Bunn:

I am at a handicap since I have the original Classic Italian Cookbook and in it is a wonderful recipe for grilled fish using the same ingredients but also breadcrumbs. I use that marinade often and love it for sure!

Marcella Hazan:

Hello Jan! I can just see you making this one. Whole Foods claims their swordfish is harpoon-caught and sustainable and we use it often: it's always summer here. Your fish shouldn't curl like that, however. Next time try cutting a couple of notches into the edges where the skin is. I buy thick steaks and slice them thin myself so that I can cook them in a flash. And I serve it on very hot plates because it cools off so fast. Your oregano looks so enticing.

It might interest you and your colleagues to know that Tina Ujlaki of Food & Wine Magazine has told me this is their favorite fish recipe of all time.

Mindy Smith:

I love swordfish and this looks pure, simple and delicious! and healthy too!!



"Oil spill be damned"
~Spoken like a true southener!

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