Monday, June 21, 2010

ON FOOD ~ Grilled Swordfish...


This past weekend, Andy was all excited to put our grill to work. He had ordered several replacement parts and made it look spiffy and new again. And the Grillmeister wanted to put it to work for dinner instead of sitting inside in front of a hot stove on a muggy evening. His idea was grilled swordfish. A few keystrokes later and I had found the following recipe, courtesy of Allrecipes:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 (8 ounce) swordfish steaks

  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce

  • 2 tablespoons margarine, softened

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder



  • DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat outdoor grill for medium heat.

  • Marinate swordfish in teriyaki sauce for 5 minutes per side.

  • Lightly oil grill grate. Grill steaks, basting frequently with melted margarine, for 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Season with garlic powder, and serve.


  • We didn't buy that much swordfish, it being just the 2 of us. And at the suggestion of one of the comments on the recipe post, Andy just added a minced garlic clove on hand to the teriyaki marinade instead of buying garlic powder. Also, he also used vegetable oil instead of margarine for oiling the grate and basting.

    RESULTS:
    DELICIOUS!!! Andy ate his traditionally, with a side of veggies. I chopped mine up and mixed it up into a fresh garden salad with balsamic vinaigrette. Either way it was soooo good. It was affordable, quick & cool to prepare, as well as tasty and hopefully healthy. The perfect choice for a warm summer evening.


    Do you have any favorite recipes to cool down a warm summer evening?

    14 comments:

    Midlife Jobhunter said...

    I love swordfish. Too long since I've had it.

    Summer dinners - I love cold salads, but lots of work. Seems I cook nothing or lots. Saturday night - marinated chicken, potatoes/onions in tin foil (both on the grill) fresh fruit, tomatoes/mozarella and basil.

    I still have your Lost response as new. Will get to it, I promise.

    ds said...

    Mmmmm, swordfish! This sounds yummy and so simple, and it looks gorgeous. We grill year-round; last winter, Mr. L-S shoveled the snow off of the grill before he did the car. All a matter of priorities...Best to your Grillmeister. Long may he reign.

    Sheila said...

    mmm swordfish - lmy mouth is watering - I can get fish here but nothing like that - only one type of chunky fleshed river fish I don't know the English name for and chinguri/prawns, both are good, but definitely not swordfish.
    Here's my favorite salsa recipe for dishing up with grilled swordfish at home; chopped mango, chopped red onion, chopped red pepper, chopped coriander/cilantro leaves, squeezed lime juice. Toss and serve. Simple but nice

    Susan said...

    Yum-oh! That looks and sounds dee-lish any way you serve it! So simple, too. I love simple, especially when it's muggy and hot. I like the sound of Sheila's mango salsa, too.

    Here's my Thai-style cucumber salad taken straight from a Kroger mailer:

    1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 teaspoon lemon zest
    1 English cucumber, lightly peeled and sliced
    1/4 cup red onion, diced
    1 jalapeno, seeded and thinly sliced
    1/4 of a sweet red bell pepper, diced
    1 medium carrot, julienned
    salt, to taste

    Combine vinegar, sugar and lemon zest in a medium bowl; mix well. Add veggies and toss together. Cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours (I think about one hour is best).

    Hmmm, this gives me an idea for a post. Thanks!

    Susan said...

    Oops, I forgot! If you aren't serving immediately, don't add the salt until just before serving as it will make the cucumbers limp.

    Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

    I have never eaten swordfish but it looks so good in your pictures.

    My solution for hot, muggy night cooking? An air conditioned restaurant.

    Sandy Nawrot said...

    We do all kinds of grilling almost year round. We do it all...ribs, shrimp, fish, burgers, steaks. We did filets at the beach this weekend with blue cheese on them! Definitely decadent!

    Candy Minx said...

    Whoosh! I'm gonna try and make that!

    kaye said...

    that looks delicious . . I've only had swordfish once when I was 8 years old. My dad and I were walking on the pier in San Diego, we passed a fish shack. I rememberthe man slicing me a piece right of the fish with a big knife and wrapping it with waxed paper. We continued our walk picniking on smoked swordfish.

    The Urban Cowboy said...

    Now that looks delicious! I'm going to have to try my hand at grilling swordfish this summer.

    Forgetfulone said...

    That looks delicious! Wish I could think of something to share with you right now, but I'm coming up empty.

    Gwen said...

    That sounds simple and really good.

    What made me laugh is that it sounds like you two cook like I do. I don't have that ingredient, so I will just substitute that, etc.

    Janet said...

    I've been making a chilled pasta salad, using orzo, the juice of one lemon, various marinated olives, peppers & garlic and maybe some tuna or summer sausage and feta or goat cheese...yum!

    Lynn said...

    Mmm, your swordfish looks good. Kahuna makes a mean grilled swordfish, too -- I think all he does is sprinkle it with seasoning salt. I love your idea to mix it in with salad. I'm gonna try printing out some of these awesome ideas you've got here :) Thanks!