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October 17, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Dinner doesn't get much easier -- or better -- than swordfish steaks. Cook a couple of swordfish steaks in garlic and fennel for a few minutes on each side, then add a little white wine and whole cherry tomatoes and let the dish simmer away until the steaks are done. Remove the steaks and cook down the liquid with a little slivered fresh basil until it's nicely thickened (yes, the aroma is amazing!). Pour the sauce over the swordfish and you're good to go. The dish takes only 40 minutes from start to finish, and you can find the recipe here . For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food Editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
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NEWS
October 17, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Dinner doesn't get much easier -- or better -- than swordfish steaks. Cook a couple of swordfish steaks in garlic and fennel for a few minutes on each side, then add a little white wine and whole cherry tomatoes and let the dish simmer away until the steaks are done. Remove the steaks and cook down the liquid with a little slivered fresh basil until it's nicely thickened (yes, the aroma is amazing!). Pour the sauce over the swordfish and you're good to go. The dish takes only 40 minutes from start to finish, and you can find the recipe here . For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food Editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
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NATIONAL
October 15, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A swordfish was the likely source of the big, blue eyeball that washed ashore in Florida last week, state officials said Monday. The eyeball, about the size of a softball, was found on the sand near Pompano Beach, north of Ft. Lauderdale. The man who made the discovery said he was taking a walk when he spied the object amid the seaweed and detritus from the sea. He wrapped the orb in a plastic bag and contacted police, and the eyeball eventually made its way to state scientists. The eyeball was sent to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, where experts got an eyeful.
NATIONAL
October 15, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A swordfish was the likely source of the big, blue eyeball that washed ashore in Florida last week, state officials said Monday. The eyeball, about the size of a softball, was found on the sand near Pompano Beach, north of Ft. Lauderdale. The man who made the discovery said he was taking a walk when he spied the object amid the seaweed and detritus from the sea. He wrapped the orb in a plastic bag and contacted police, and the eyeball eventually made its way to state scientists. The eyeball was sent to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, where experts got an eyeful.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 1986 | COLMAN ANDREWS
"I didn't know about them until I started working in the kitchen myself," says Gerri Gilliland, proprietor of Gilliland's in Santa Monica. "They really turn me off." Michael Roberts, chef-partner at Trumps in West Hollywood, calls them "yucky." According to Wolfgang Puck, "They're big and black and really ugly." The subject is parasites. Big, black, unsightly ones that local chefs have been noticing lately in the flesh of that delicious denizen of the deep, swordfish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heard the fish tale about the one that got away? Here's one about a fish that won't go away. A deep-water swordfish has taken up residency in busy King Harbor in Redondo Beach, where it is sharing space with 1,500 pleasure boats and a sportfishing fleet. Hard-boiled fishermen who normally would be chasing such a fish halfway across the Pacific with their harpoons at the ready were working Tuesday to keep it safe from propellers and dockside anglers.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2001 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
To see "Swordfish" is to recall another piscine reference, Virginia wit John Randolph's celebrated description of a corrupt but gifted political opponent as someone who "shines and stinks like rotten mackerel by moonlight." A more pithy and accurate review this film is not going to get.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1986
Colman Andrews' "Something Fishy About This Swordfish" (Aug. 10) has done all of us fish eaters a great disservice. Why would he write such an article? I will never be able to eat a piece of swordfish again, and all other fish will be suspect. We're going to have to "scale down" our fish consumption. GLORIA LANFELD Beverly Hills
NEWS
September 29, 1991 | ROBERT A. JONES
On the Avalon dock, everything seems the same. Jerry Cicconi walks down the dock, toward the harbor taxi, and the old crowd says hello. The old crowd does not acknowledge mainlanders, or German tourists just off the ferry, or 21-year-olds in G-strings sucking Slurpies. The old crowd acknowledges its own. "Ehhhhh. . . . Jerry," someone says. "Ehh. . . . Guadalupe." Thirty years Cicconi has been walking down this dock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2000
Ventura has thrown a reception, one to which I never received an invitation but have been forced to attend nonetheless. Unlike most receptions though, where you have a choice of entree, or at least a buffet table to peruse, the city has only offered one course: swordfish. And they are making sure I eat some. I attended the Nov. 6 Ventura City Council meeting along with many other downtown merchants. I chose to speak and did so nervously and not nearly so eloquently as my mind's eye had envisioned.
BUSINESS
December 29, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A Chatsworth estate frequently used as a filming location, including as a set for "Mad Men," has come on the market at $12 million. The midcentury home, set on 2 acres, features 16-foot ceilings, walls of glass opening to outdoor living spaces, three lower-level offices and a conference room, four bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms in 6,661 square feet. A one-bedroom, 11/2 -bathroom guesthouse contains 1,000 square feet of living space. A detached gym sits near the 50-foot-long pool. There is a large motor court and parking for 200 cars.
NATIONAL
March 31, 2004 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
After a three-year shutdown, federal officials Tuesday reopened commercial swordfish operations off Hawaii, providing all U.S.-flagged boats use experimental fishing gear designed to reduce the inadvertent catch of endangered sea turtles. The decision will allow dozens of boats to rejoin foreign vessels as part of the $300-million-a-year industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2004 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
The federal government shut down California's swordfish fleet Thursday, ordering the two dozen boats to stop stringing more than a million baited hooks across a large swath of the Pacific Ocean because they are inadvertently snagging sea turtles and driving them toward extinction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2003 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
The federal government on Wednesday proposed shutting down the West Coast's commercial swordfish fishing fleet, saying that too many sea turtles are being inadvertently snagged on baited hooks in violation of the Endangered Species Act.
FOOD
September 26, 2001 | JAY HARLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's fall, and in California that means it's time for local swordfish--maybe. Fresh swordfish is available virtually all year from some part of the world or another, but from September through November it's typically a local catch here ("local" being a somewhat flexible term). Around the end of August in most years, seasonal migration patterns bring good numbers of this big, tasty fish close to the West Coast, where they are pursued by a fleet of boats mostly based in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2001 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For weeks, Skip Robinson has anxiously awaited the release of the movie "Swordfish," eager to catch a glimpse of downtown Ventura amid exploding cars and breaking glass. The Warner Bros. movie, which stars John Travolta and Halle Berry as partners in cyber-crime, was partly filmed in Ventura last fall. The crew spent nearly a month setting up and shooting on two blocks of Main Street, making "Swordfish" the biggest movie production ever filmed in the beach city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2000
On several occasions, I went to downtown Ventura to watch the filming of "Swordfish." Each time, I was treated with respect, courtesy and pleasantness by all the behind-the-scenes staff. I witnessed that same courtesy given to others when they had questions or wanted to go to a store. On some occasions, they were escorted to the store. There were big signs indicating that the stores and restaurants were open. This production was good for our city, and many of us hope the filmmakers will come back someday to film, or to visit Ventura.
FOOD
August 22, 1996 | DONNA DEANE, TIMES TEST KITCHEN DIRECTOR
Swordfish is firm and meaty-tasting, an ideal fish for grilling. For even more flavor, rub it with garlic and spices. After seasoning, flatten it into a paillard for quicker cooking. It's a good idea to have the salad greens arranged on chilled serving plates before putting the fish on the grill. You don't want to overcook the fish or it will be dry. This is excellent with a little lime juice squeezed over it.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2001 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
To see "Swordfish" is to recall another piscine reference, Virginia wit John Randolph's celebrated description of a corrupt but gifted political opponent as someone who "shines and stinks like rotten mackerel by moonlight." A more pithy and accurate review this film is not going to get.
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