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Swordfish with Basil and Tomatoes

My beau is all of a sudden really into swordfish.  Not a typical craving but one I’m happy to indulge because 1) it’s healthy and 2) it makes for a very quick meal.

I took my two gorgeous swordfish steaks and seasoned them with pink peppercorn, sea salt, and lemon zest.  I put them season side down in a cast iron skillet [that had been heating up in a 400 degree oven] with 2-3 tablespoons of butter and grape tomatoes.  I let them sear for about a minute while I seasoned the other side and topped with torn basil.  I then put the whole thing in the oven for about 7 minutes.

When it’s done, the tomatoes will have just started to wrinkle or blister and the dish will be nice and fragrant.  With the basil and lemon, this is very much a summer fish dish.  If you like caprese, this will likely be right up your alley…just healthier…and we all need healthier after the indulgence of the 4th of July weekend.

swordfish with basil and tomatoes

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