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One pan swordfish with potatoes and asparagus & 2020 Weekday Pinot Noir

(Photo by Carlos Sarmiento)

The perfect weekday recipe should be one that is simple (and quickly to make) and still have bursts of flavor throughout.

Equally, there should also be a weekday wine that is easy to drink without compromising taste and structure...enter Weekday Wines.

Created in 2020 by Ryan & Justine Whalen, Weekday wines are a product of their love of life and indulgence that doesn’t affect their busy schedules. ​

As active parents with two bustling careers, they built Weekday, a premium wine with less alcohol, fewer calories, and all the luxury you need to get you through the today without feeling bad tomorrow.

Sounds too good to be true, right? Well it is because it is true!

Let‘s get cooking!

Menu: One pan seared swordfish with roasted potatoes and asparagus.

Wine pairing: 2020 Weekday Pinot Noir (Sonoma, California)

Serves 2-3


  • 2, 3/4 lb swordfish steaks (1 inch)

  • Sea salt and pepper

  • 4-6 medium sized yellow potatoes, peeled and cut in 1/4 inch cubes

  • 1 teaspoon of ground sage

  • 1/2 tablespoon of oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground paprika

  • Extra Virgin olive oil

  • 2 large shallots slices julienne

  • 1 cup of asparagus tips

  • 1 large lemon, cut in 1/4 inch thick slices

  • 3 tablespoons of butter (softened)



  • Season swordfish steaks with sea salt and cracked pepper on both sides.

  • Heat up 2 tablespoons of extra Virgin olive oil on a cast iron pan, medium-high heat.

  • Sear the swordfish for about 2 minutes on each side. Remove swordfish from pan and set aside on a plate.

Set oven on 400 degrees F.

  • In a medium bowl season potatoes with sea salt, cracked pepper, sage, oregano, shallots, and 2 tablespoons of extra Virgin olive oil.

  • In the same cast iron pan used for the swordfish, heat up 2 tablespoons of extra Virgin olive oil on medium high heat. Cook potato mixture for about 5 minutes. Place cast iron pan in oven and cook for 15 minutes.

  • Remove pan from oven, push some of the potatoes to the side so that you can place swordfish steaks in the center of the pan, nestled around the potatoes. Place asparagus tips on top and around the potatoes. Place lemon slices around the to top of the pan and finally, dot the swordfish with some of the softened butter.

  • Return pan to oven and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and serve directly from pan. Make sure you're wearing a glove and resting the pan on top of a pan protector.

Serve it up!

The pan itself is a captivating table centerpiece. Just place the pan on the center of the dinning room table (on top of a pan protector) and serve directly unto plates. Enjoy!

Bon appetit!

(Photo by Carlos Sarmiento)

(Photo by Carlos Sarmiento)

(Photo by Carlos Sarmiento)

About the wine…

Weekday is a low alcohol. low calorie wine made for the modern consumer.

The wines were developed by two working parents seeking a premium wine drinking experience that wouldn't compromise their busy schedules.

With 3 0 % fewer calories and 9% ABV, Weekday affords consumers the luxury of a premium glass of Pinot Noir without sacrificing the classic aromas and flavors.

2020 Weekday Pinot Noir

(Sonoma, California)

(Photo by Carlos Sarmiento)

(Photo by Carlos Sarmiento)

Tasting notes:

Delicate aromas of red berries with subtle flavors of strawberries and red cherries.


100% Pinot Noir



Food pairing: Enjoy chilled or at room temperature. ​Pairs well also with cured meats, nuts, hard cheeses, and dark chocolates. ​

Thank you to Opici Wines & Spirits for providing this delightful Pinot Noir.

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