After indulgence in Aspen and before any July 4th eating sprees, I've been attempting to enjoy healthier dishes that profess more delicate flavors. This weekend, I can't wait to make a simple, straightforward, yet elegant recipe from Italian culinary expert Marcella Hazan.
It's simply swordfish, drizzled with infused herb oil — no salty rubs or creamy sauces required. Serve it with lightly dressed greens, like watercress, and that other Sicilian favorite, caponata. Get the recipe when you read more.
- 2 pounds swordfish steaks, cut 1/2 inch thick
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons table salt
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground pepper
- Light a grill or preheat the broiler. In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice with the salt until the salt dissolves. Stir in the oregano. Slowly whisk in the olive oil and season generously with pepper.
- Grill the swordfish steaks over high heat (as close to the heat as possible), turning once, until cooked through, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer the fish to a platter. Prick each fish steak in several places with a fork to allow the sauce to penetrate. Using a spoon, beat the sauce, then drizzle it over the fish. Serve at once.
Serves 4 to 6.
- Main Dishes, Fish