Taste of Cyprus Local Food Swordfish with aubergines

Swordfish with aubergines

To toast the sesame seeds: place sesame seeds in a small non-stick frying pan over low heat and stir until you begin to smell them toasting and they turn lightly golden.
Cut the fish into cubes and place in a bowl with 2 tablespoons oil, lemon, spring onions, 2/3 sesame seeds (keep the remaining sesame seeds on the side for garnish) and add salt and pepper. Allow to marinate for 2 hours.
Cut the aubergines in long thin slices 1cm thick and choose the 12 most appealing ones. Sprinkle with salt and keep for ½ an hour in a strainer until drained. Then wash and squeeze to drain all liquids.
Cut the aubergines in long thin slices and choose the best slices.
Heat a pan/grill or a large non-stick frying pan. Coat aubergines with olive oil and cook over low heat turning on both sides, until softened, sprinkling them with a little salt and pepper (with caution as aubergines retain salty taste).
Preheat oven to 180°C. Drain fish and keep the marinade. Place swordfish and aubergines on an oven baking dish, pour the marinade and a little white wine over the fish and cook for 15 minutes in oven.
Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds, little olive oil and a few drops of balsamic vinegar.
Ingredients:

4 long and thin aubergines
300g fresh swordfish skin off and bones removed
(or fresh tuna)
4 tbsps olive oil
2 tbsps lemon juice
2 tbsps finely chopped spring onion
1½ tbsp sesame seeds
White wine
Balsamic vinegar
Oil and lemon sauce
Salt, pepper

Top Stories

318 new cases through PCR tests announced on Tuesday

The Health Ministry announced 318 new Coronavirus cases out of 3,233 PCR tests on Tuesday 1 December and another 153 out of 7,729 rapid...

Eight confirmed COVID-19 cases at Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital

Eight confirmed COVID-19 cases have been found at the Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital, five of which are residents and three staff. This became known when a...

Citizens’ Teleservice Center on COVID-19

The Deputy Ministry of Digital Policy announced the operation of the Citizens’ Teleservice Center on issues regarding COVID-19. According to the relevant announcement, the center...

Queen awards Sistema Cyprus volunteers

Her Majesty the Queen joined a video call this week with three winners of the Commonwealth Points of Light award, to celebrate their achievements...

Cypriot elected President of the European Association of Data Protection Professionals

Cypriot lawyer Maria Raphael has been elected as President of the European Association of Data Protection Professionals (EADPP), in the framework of the EADPP genaral assembly that took place...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...