Penne Pasta with Swordfish, Mint, and Pine Nuts Recipe

Penne Pasta with Swordfish, Mint, and Pine Nuts Recipe

How To Make Penne Pasta with Swordfish, Mint, and Pine Nuts

Flaky and crusted swordfish, toasted pine nuts, and refreshing mint makes up this delectable and filling penne pasta dish!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • ¼cuppine nuts
  • ¼cupolive oil,plus ½ tbsp
  • 1lbswordfish steak
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 3garlic cloves
  • ½cupfresh mint,chopped
  • ¾lbpenne


  1. In a small frying pan, toast the pine nuts over moderately low heat, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, until golden brown. Or toast them in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. In a large nonstick frying pan, heat the ½ tablespoon of oil over moderate heat. Sprinkle the swordfish with ¼ teaspoon of the salt and the pepper.

  3. Add the fish to the pan and cook 4 minutes. Turn and cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer, until the fish is just done.

  4. Remove. When the fish is cool enough to handle, cut it into 1-inch cubes.

  5. Wipe out the pan. Add the remaining ¼ cup oil to the pan and heat over moderately low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  6. Stir in ¼ cup of the mint and remove the pan from the heat.

  7. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the penne for about 13 minutes until just done.

  8. Drain and toss with the swordfish, the garlic-and-mint oil, the pine nuts, the remaining ¼ cup of mint, and ½ teaspoon of salt.

  9. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 663.77kcal
  • Fat: 28.19g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.36g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.95g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.13g
  • Carbohydrates: 66.43g
  • Fiber: 3.90g
  • Sugar: 2.60g
  • Protein: 35.08g
  • Cholesterol: 74.84mg
  • Sodium: 537.26mg
  • Calcium: 52.85mg
  • Potassium: 777.90mg
  • Iron: 3.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 64.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.29mg
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