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Cook a couple 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!), serve over the swordfish and you're good to go. The dish takes about 40 minutes from start to finish.