Swordfish w/ Salsa Verde

In August, I like to cook as simple as possible, some nights only eating Jersey corn and tomatoes to beat the heat.

Grilling fish is my fave weeknight meal, especially with some nice herby sauce to go on top.

Here's a delicious recipe for a super green sauce known as salsa verde.

There are a million recipes for this delectable herby pesto like sauce, but here's mine.

What's the difference between salsa verde (green sauce), pesto and chimichurri?

Chimi has vinegar always.....so there is that tang.
Pesto (coming from Italian: "pestare" to crush) is usually a combo of basil and oil with garlic....and most of the time, parmesan cheese and pine nuts.

Salsa verde usually consists of herbs with capers, anchovies and garlic....lemon zest is a must. It's briny, salty and yummy.

I LOVE it on grilled fish and roasted potatoes.....but you can put it on toast, avocado, roasted cauliflower or whatever you fancy.

It will lose it's pungency if you make it too far in advance, so use it the day you make it.

Here's my usual potion: (amounts are approximate, I throw it all in.....I suggest you double this if you are more than 2 persons)

big handful of fresh flat leaf parsley
2 anchovies
1 clove garlic
zest of a lemon and 1 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp olive oil
sea salt & black pepper
1 tbsp capers, drained

Pulse ingredients in a mini chopper. Set aside.

Light your grill. Season the swordfish steaks with olive oil, kosher salt and pepper.

When the grill is hot, cook the swordfish for 4-5 minutes on each side (if they are thick pieces, then you will need a little more time).

Pour this yummy sauce over the fish and serve along side roasted potatoes.

Easy as summer.


Joanne said…
I made this last night. WOW. So good. I make most of your recipes! Served it with coconut rice, fresh asparagus and a big salad. The sauce was to die for. Perfect with fish....can't wait to try it with cauliflower. Thank you Stacey!!

Stacey Snacks said…
Thx Jo!
Nice to know someone out there still reads this blog and TRIES the recipes! LOL!

Bebe said…
Dear Stacey,

I read your blog but disability that now keeps me from being on feet in kitchen for long has put a crimp in my cooking. Mercifully I have a patient and forgiving husband! Sooo, our rotation is now pretty simple. The need to order groceries rather than being able to browse and pick and choose hasn’t helped. But I still love to read about food and your blog is still a delightful read. I just don’t say “I’m out here” when I haven’t much else to say!

With love from California…where we are not all bad...
Stacey Snacks said…
Always happy to see my OG ladies still out there!
Helga R. said…
Hey Stacey! Remember when I ran into you at the antique shop so many years ago, and you gave me your mini business card? Well, I have been reading your blog and cooking/baking many of the recipes that you post ever since! Your blog is wonderful and a great resource to my meal planning! If you ever feel that it’s too much effort, know that your work is appreciated! Keep doing what you’re doing! ~ Helga