Sunday, June 17, 2007

Swordfish!






For the first time, I've decided to cook some fish-- even though my dad thought that some fishy smell was gonna stay in the house forever. But he thought wrong. :O I got the recipe from Giada De Laurentiis' book, Everyday Pasta. I changed it a little because I don't have a grill so I pan-fried it instead.

Fish:
Swordfish seasoned with Salt, Pepper, and Olive Oil.

Pasta:
Citrus Pesto
1 bunch of fresh basil stemmed [3 cups]
1/2 c. toasted pine nuts
1 clove of garlic
zest and juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 c. parmesan cheese

Boil Pasta [I used angel-hair]. Drain and Reserve 1/2 c. of water. To make the pasta, blend the basil, pine nuts, garlic, lemon and orange zest and juice, salt, and pepper in a food processor until finely chopped. While running, slowly add olive oil so that the pesto is smooth. To save time, you could always buy premade pesto sauce and add the citrus ingredients. I did that and shoot, it still tasted phenomenal and hey, it's like Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade.

Grill Swordfish. And serve pasta topped with parmesan. Place a swordfish on top and garnish with some zest.

Yay. :D

oh yeah by the way guys... it's summer...


2 comments:

Beth said...

I'm so hungry now .........

Zucchini said...

wow it looks spicy? did ever tried it the same but spicy?

so niceeeeeeee