Linguine Piccole with Grilled Swordfish and Parsley Anchovy Sauce Recipe

Linguine Piccole with Grilled Swordfish and Parsley Anchovy Sauce Recipe

How To Make Linguine Piccole with Grilled Swordfish and Parsley Anchovy Sauce

This Linguine Piccole dish combines thin pasta with swordfish, all tossed in a tangy sauce loaded with umami flavors from anchovies, for a filling dish!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 19 minutes
Total: 29 minutes



  • 1small shallot
  • 8flat anchovy fillets
  • 2tbspred wine vinegar
  • ½tsplemon juice
  • 1tbspparmesan cheese,grated
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • ½cupolive oil,plus 1 tsp
  • 2tbsphot water
  • 1lbswordfish steak
  • ½lbthin linguine
  • cupfresh parsley,chopped


  1. In a blender, combine the shallot, anchovies, vinegar, lemon juice, Parmesan, ½ teaspoon of the salt and ¼ teaspoon of the pepper. Blend to form a paste.

  2. While the machine is running, add the ½ cup of oil in a thin stream and then add the hot water.

  3. Heat the broiler or a grill pan, or light the grill. Coat the swordfish with the 1 teaspoon oil and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.

  4. Cook the fish for 4 minutes. Turn and cook for 4 to 5 minutes longer, until golden brown and just done.

  5. Let the fish rest for a few minutes and then cut it into bite-size pieces.

  6. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the linguine piccole for about 9 minutes, until just done. Reserve about ½ cup of the pasta water.

  7. Drain the pasta and toss with the sauce, the swordfish, ¼ cup of the reserved pasta water and the parsley. If the sauce seems too thick, add more of the reserved water.

  8. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 649.70kcal
  • Fat: 36.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.27g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23.66g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.69g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.70g
  • Fiber: 2.39g
  • Sugar: 2.38g
  • Protein: 33.27g
  • Cholesterol: 83.22mg
  • Sodium: 554.07mg
  • Calcium: 76.91mg
  • Potassium: 715.87mg
  • Iron: 2.21mg
  • Vitamin A: 67.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.73mg
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