Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I Haven't Fallen Off the Face of the Earth

I’m bbbbbaaaaaccccckkkkkk! Yes, I know, it’s been almost 5 months since last posted. Things got a bit hectic for a while and I found myself just falling back on reliable recipes and not trying anything new. Well, like everyone, we’re cutting back and I’ve been trying new recipes to make up for the fact that we’ve had to cut back on going out to eat. I’ve also tried to get back into buying fish and other seafood, wild caught and sustainable, of course since it is a favorite around here.

Hubby loves swordfish. I could take it or leave it but it is good on the grill so I went looking for new recipes to jazz things up. And I found this one from one of my favorite chefs, Giada DeLaurentiis. The recipe can be found here if you would rather see it that way.


1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 (5 to 6-ounces each) swordfish steaks

Prepare the grill (medium-high heat). Whisk the oil, mint, lemon juice, basil, and garlic in a medium bowl to blend. Season the lemon and olive oil mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.

Brush the swordfish steaks with 2 tablespoons of the lemon and olive oil mixture. Grill the steaks until just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side (depending on thickness of steaks). Transfer the steaks to plates. Spoon the remaining sauce over and serve.

This got high marks from the whole family. Of course, my 2 ½ year old thought it was chicken, but who cares! I loved that it gave me a reason to use herbs from my garden.

Well, that’s all for today (since I have both kids home for the summer) but I have a bunch of recipes I have already tried as well as some that I will be trying in the next couple of weeks. I promise I will be posting regularly again.