O.K......I know we're quickly moving out of grilling season but, this is such a quick and easy recipe, I just had to share it. Honestly, I had planned on sharing it awhile ago, but life got busy......again....and, so....here we are on the very last day of September, with a grilling recipe.
Alright.....enough chit chat. If you're in the mood for something light and bright in flavor, but meaty in texture....this is for you. I really love swordfish!! And the lemon and mint add a wonderful freshness to the dish!
Here's all you;ll need: (excuse the olive jar ......they weren't used for this recipe)
Grilled Swordfish with Lemon and Mint (serves 4)
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
4 swordfish steaks, about 6 oz. each
Grate the zest from the lemon into a bowl. Then cut it in half and squeeze the juice in with the zest. Whisk in the olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir in the garlic and mint. That's all there is to the marinade!
Rinse the swordfish and pat it dry. Place the steaks in a shallow, non-aluminum dish and pour the marinade over the top. Turn the steaks to coat them well. Now, cover the dish and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Now it's time to grill!
Prepare your charcoal or gas grill.....or preheat a stove-top grill pan. Remove the fish from the marinade and place it on the grill. Cook, turning once, until the steaks are just opaque throughout, 2-3 minutes on each side. (This will obviously depend on the thickness)
Now, just remove to a platter, garnish with some lemon slices and mint sprigs, and you have a wonderful, light main dish.......perfect for any season!!
For printable recipe, click here.
Recipe from "Savoring Italy" by Michele Scicolone