Montenegrin recipe of the month: Carpaccio of swordfish

  • By Luštica Bay
  • 14 Dec, 2012

Speciality fish restaurant  Vino Santo  is located just a short distance from Luštica Bay, and offers a range of regional dishes devised by the restaurant’s owner and chef Dragan Peričić. Each month we will bring you one of his delicious recipes, so you can cook and enjoy some authentic Montenegrin cuisine at home.

How to make: Carpaccio of swordfish in a marinade


1 litre of olive oil
The juice of 6 lemons
8g of white pepper
20g coarse salt
100ml of balsamic vinegar
Curry powder to taste
A little sugar

Preparation of the marinade

Mix the ingredients with lemon juice, and then pour over the olive oil little by little. Blend until desired consistency is achieved. The sauce should taste simply of olive oil and lemon juice.

The pieces of swordfish for this dish should be cut from the dorsal fin. Remove the bones and the skin and leave the meat in the freezer for 40 minutes. Place a small layer of sauce in a porcelain dish and put the fillets cut into thin slices in a row. Leave in the fridge for 48 hours before serving.

Presentation of the dish

Scatter a handful of rocket at the bottom of a dish, place some tomato slices over the top and then add the thin slices of swordfish. Drizzle the marinade over the dish and garnish with basil, lemon and black olives.

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