A hidden gem on South Beach serving up Mediterranean meals. The chef showing us how to make a dish to wine and dine your sweetheart. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.
The Chef: Matthew Oetting
The Restaurant: Tosca Miami
The Dish: Agrodulce Glazed Florida Swordfish
Ingredients for Agrodulce Glaze:
2-3 Tbs of olive oil
1/2 bulb of fennel if large (1 bulb if small)
1/4 cup of golden raisins
2/3 cup of water
2 bay leaves
1 cup of white balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 cup of dry red wine
1/3 cup of sugar
Ingredients for Swordfish Brine:
4 pieces of Florida Swordfish (bloodline out)
3 qts of water
1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cup of salt
1/4 cup of sugar
2 cloves of garlic
2 sprigs of thyme (may also add rosemary and bay leaf)
1 Tbs of coriander
1/2 Tbs. of black pepper
4 star anise
salt and white pepper, to taste
Method of Preparation:
-Start by making the glaze. In a hot pot, add olive oil and sauté shallots and fennel. Then, add golden raisins, water, bay leaves, white balsamic vinegar and dry red wine. Let it come to a boil. Next, dissolve in some sugar. Lastly, remove the bay leaves and blend it all together.
-Now, prepare the brine. In a hot pot of water, add apple cider vinegar, kosher salt, sugar, garlic and fresh herbs.
-After, toast coriander, black pepper and star anise. Add these spices to the brine and whisk it all together.
-Next, strain and cool the brine. Then, immerse portions of the swordfish into the brine.
-Now, pat the fish dry. Chef Matthew likes to marinate it with a gremolata which is olive oil mixed with fresh herbs, orange zest and lemon zest. He marinates the fish for at least 24 hours.
-Next, season the swordfish with salt and white pepper and grill.
-To finish, coat the fish with the Agrodulce glaze and let it bake in the oven for a few minutes.
At the restaurant, they like to serve the swordfish with braised baby artichokes. You can garnish with scallions and a drizzle of oil.
Serving Suggestion: Beluga Gold Cocktail
Take a printed copy of the recipe to the restaurant and receive a complimentary cocktail. (Valid one month after the air date.)
210 23rd Street, 23rd Street,
Miami Beach, FL 33139