Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Grilled Swordfish Nicoise

swordfish nicoise



Here is a quickie..........

Grill some wild caught swordfish steaks and show them off with some boiled potatoes, green beans and tomatoes and a little dab of tapenade, and you have an easy, delicious, healthy meal.



Swordfish Nicoise:

I marinated swordfish steaks in a simple mustard vinaigrette consisting of red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, fresh herbs and olive oil.
Marinate about an hour in the fridge.

Season your swordfish steaks with kosher salt and pepper and grill at medium high heat for about 8 minutes total.

Make a salad of sliced cherry tomatoes, steamed green beans and warm quartered potatoes that have been tossed with the same mustard vinaigrette. I also threw in some sliced red onions.

After assembling your salad on a platter, spoon some olive tapenade (which I just happen to have leftover!) over the fish.

swordfish nicoise6



Tapenade:

handful of good olives (nicoise, gaeta or kalamata)
handful of green manzanilla olives with pimento inside (martini olives)
1 tsp capers
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup of fresh chopped parsley
1 anchovy, chopped

squeeze of a lemon
drizzle in some good olive oil

Mash all ingredients together on a cutting board, leaving them a bit chunky.
Add to a bowl and add olive oil and lemon juice at the end.

Enjoy!

13 comments:

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Yikes, that looks amazing. I think olive tapenade is the food of the gods.

Chocolate Shavings said...

What a colorful dish, it looks beautiful!

The Food Hunter said...

Quick, easy and delicious. This is perfect.

noble pig said...

Stacey it's so beautiful, wow! I love swordfish but it's been so long...OMG gorgeous and mouth watering!

Patsyk said...

I love the simplicity - lately you have been sharing such impressive dishes that are so simple to put together. Loving it!

doggybloggy said...

well la ti da....this looks sooooo good - except the one where the green beans are grey!

Juliana said...

Love the color of the dish...really yummie looking.

LaDue & Crew said...

Wow Stace- easy gourmet! You come up with the best!

Karen said...

Why is that last picture there?

Proud Italian Cook said...

Fabulous meal Stace! Wow, does that look good! Those colors are amazing. Your photo's look outstanding! (except for the last one)The grey beans aren't doing it for me. ;-))Sorry, you know I love ya...

The Japanese Redneck said...

Very pretty. Bet it was fantastic. Love olives. Will have to try the tapenade.

Lori Lynn said...

Ooh, great combination of flavors!
LL

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