Calamari Pasta with Swordfish and Eggplant

Calamari Pasta with Swordfish and Eggplant... a great Mare e Monti dish!

Calamari Pasta with Swordfish and Eggplant


For 4 Person(s)

For the Pasta:

  • 1 pound Calamari pasta (or any kind of Pasta you prefer)
  • 1 pound swordfish filet cubed
  • 2 small Sicilian eggplants (or one regular Eggplant) cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • a few sprigs of the branch of Fennel coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • flour for dredging
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • oil for frying
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until slightly under Al Dente and set aside.
  2. Dredge the Eggplant cubes in flour and dust off excess. Set aside.
  3. In a frying pan filled with hot Oil fry the eggplant in batches until golden brown and set aside.
  4. In a large sauté pan on high heat add the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sauté the garlic. Add the Swordfish and brown the pieces. Add the white wine and reduce the alcohol.
  5. Lower the heat to medium. Add the Tomatoes salt, pepper and fennel and sauté for about 5 minutes or until tomatoes are tender. Add the Eggplant to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add the Pasta to the pan and toss together for a minute or so. Turn the heat off and add more Fennel and Black Pepper before serving.




Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Is Calamari pasta the same as squid in pasta? - jchiar