Tomato Sauce with capers and anchovies
Ffwd: Fresh Tuna, Machengo and Basil Pizza, gluten free and on the grill

Ffwd: Swordfish with frilly carrot and herb salad

Ffwd:  Swordfish with frilly carrot and herb salad
My father is out in California playing hockey. My mother is having a vacation of her own here at home. Her one job is critic in my test kitchen.

On a HOT and steamy evening we sat on the shaded deck, chilled glasses of wine in hand,watching a gorgeous fresh piece of Atlantic Swordfish sauté on the grill. Then we had to eat it on a bed of fresh flavors that complimented it thoroughly. A tough business...but then a mothers job is never ending.

For Fish:

  • 1 swordfish steak (figure 1/4 lb per person)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • The juice of 1 lemon (or 1/4 cup)
  • 1/8 cup capers
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 tbspOlio do Panne
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

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For Salad:

  • 1 carrot sliced in ribbons with a peeler
  • 1 cup mustard greens
  • 1 cup purslane
  • 1/3 cup basil leaves
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 sprig of oregano
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves
  • Simple vinaigrette

Marinate the fish with all of the ingredients for at least 1 hour.

Remove leaves from rosemary and oregano sprigs. Toss them with mustard greens, purslane, basil, parsley and carrot ribbons. Drizzle 1/2 cup simple vinaigrette over the salad. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.

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When you are ready to cook the swordfish heat a sauté pan. Pour some of the marinade into the pan. Place the steak in the pan. Pour the remaining marinade over it. Cook on medium/high for 8 minutes. Flip the fish over. Cover the pan and cook for another 8 minutes. Fish is ready when you can flake it with a fork.


Adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table.


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Photo Credit: Julie T Cecchini


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Tough job indeed!
Your fish looks great and I really like the sound of that carrot salad.

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