Swordfish cubes with Venere black rice and creative Sunny heRBs basil pesto

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Swordfish cubes with Venere black rice and creative Sunny heRBs basil pesto

A fish course ideal as a starter or as a second course. Its delicate taste is enriched by the aromatic and spiced flavour of our creative Sunny heRBs basil pesto.
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Prep Time 35 mins
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 200 gr Venere black rice
  • 600 gr Swordfish slices
  • Peel of one medium lemon
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sunny heRBs mint

To prepare the creative Sunny heRBs basil pesto

  • 100 gr leeks
  • 20 gr fresh ginger
  • Sunny heRBs basil
  • 30 gr extra virgin oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Bring to a boil a pot of salted water and pour the Venere black rice in it. Cook for 40 minutes.
  • Peel the ginger and chop it; then clean the leek and cut into round slices.
  • Warm some olive oil and add the ginger and the leek. Brown them for 4/5 minutes.
  • Once browned, put the ginger and leek in an hand blender jar and add the Sunny heRBs basil leaves (well washed and dried on kitchen paper)and some olive oil.
  • Blend it with the hand blender till smooth. Add salt to taste.
  • Skin the swordfish slices and cut them into cubes.
  • Warm a pan with a drizzle of oil and add the swordfish cubes. Pan fry on high heat for 5 minutes. Add the grated lemon peel and season to taste.
  • Once the black rice is ready, drain it and pour it into a bowl. Add a drizzle of oil and some grated pepper. Stir it well.
  • Free your creativity to create a nice dish and, at the end, add a drizzle of oil and a few leaves of Sunny heRBs mint.
  • Serve lukewarm or room temperature.
Keyword basil, mint, swordfish
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