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Grilled Swordfish con Salsa Criolla

11 Jul

South American inspired. Simple and delicious.

Serves 2
For the swordfish:
(2) 4-5 oz swordfish steaks
Season with lime juice, S+P+EVOO
Grill for about 5-8 minutes per side. Let steaks sit for 3-5 minutes after cooking before cutting

Salsa Criolla:
3/4 c of red onion sliced very thin (half moons)
1/2-1 diced jalapeno pepper
about 2 TB of fresh cilantro, chopped
about 2 TB of fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp red wine vinegar
S+P to taste

Let marinate for up to 30 minutes before serving.

Buen Provecho!


Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Cherry Tomato & Charred Corn Salsa

2 May

Served with grilled pineapple slices, homemade guacamole, and a tasty black bean mash!

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The Shrimp:

Soak skewers in water for 10 minutes

Marinate shrimp (de-veined and de-shelled) in EVOO, lime juice, S+P for 15-30 minutes

Grill 2 minutes on each side, chop into bite size pieces

I served the shrimp on warm thin corn tortillas with a little sour cream, guacamole, and homemade salsa. I flash sauteed some red cabbage to go with my tacos which added a beautiful pop of color and crunch.

The Salsa:
One container of cherry tomatoes chopped into small pieces

¼ c of diced red onion

1 jalapeño pepper diced

3 green onions diced

½ cob of grilled corn

A healthy handful of chopped cilantro

Juice of 1 lime

Salt to taste

Combine in a bowl, cover and refrigerate before serving

The Guacamole:

2 Haas avocados

Juice of ½ lime

¼ c diced red onion

Healthy handful cilantro, chopped

SomeCayenne(a few shakes of the spice jar)

Some Cumin (a few shakes of the spice jar)

S+P to taste

Mash all ingredients with a fork to keep guac chunky and fresh. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve. Keep pits in the mixture to prevent it from browning.

Tasty Black Bean Mash

1 c dried black beans

Rapid boil beans for 3 minutes then cover and let sit for an hour. Strain and then cook beans for 1.5 hours or until tender

Handful of chopped cilantro

1 tsp cayenne

Salt to taste

Food Process half of beans and keep the other half whole. In a pan sauté 2 cloves of minced garlic with some EVOO. Once this becomes fragrant, add whole and processed beans. Stir in herbs and salt and season to taste.

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