Swordfish with Cucumber Lime Salsa

This recipe may seem out of place for the time of year... it is really a summer or tropical recipe, so what are we doing making it in the middle of winter?! Well, Tucker and I took a long weekend in Florida and that is when we made this dish. That is not to say you shouldn't make it in the dead of winter, it was so simple and super yummy, especially the salsa which had chunks of lime in it!

Swordfish with Cucumber Lime Salsa
adapted from Epicurious 

For swordfish
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon olive oil plus additional for brushing pan
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 (1-inch-thick) swordfish steak (6 ounces)

For salsa
1 lime
1 (1/4-pound) Kirby cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch dice (3/4 cup)
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon finely chopped scallion greens
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh serrano chile (including seeds)
1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon salt

  1. Marinate swordfish: Stir together lime juice, oil, and cilantro in a shallow dish. Add swordfish, turning to coat, and marinate at room temperature, turning over once, 15 minutes. (Do not marinate longer.)
  2. Make salsa while swordfish marinates: Remove peel, including all white pith, from lime with a sharp paring knife. Cut segments free from membranes and finely chop segments, then combine with remaining salsa ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Cook swordfish: Preheat oven to 450. Heat oven-proof pan with oil on the stove at moderately high heat until just beginning to smoke. Remove swordfish from marinade and season both sides with salt and pepper. Cook fish for 3 to 4 minutes, then flip the fish over and place pan in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until fish is cooked through.
  4. Serve topped with salsa. 


This looks really fresh and tasty. I adore anything with cucumber and have to try this!

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