Fridays are always nice because you can see the weekend just ahead, and even though you may have errands to run over the next few days, it doesn’t matter – it’s a break from the everyday grind. Friday nights are a good time either to go out to dinner, or make something that doesn’t taste like a weeknight meal, but it is just as quick to prepare. I vote for the latter of the two.
When I was working in my marketing career, not too many years ago, I remember by the end of the day, I just wanted to eat something special for dinner, and I began to think of all the recipes I could create that were going to be delicious, but not too complicated. Things haven’t changed much, just my place of work, and this is a meal that is super fast and tastes like a chef made it in his/her kitchen.
Swordfish with Tangy Avocado Sauce couldn’t get any simpler. For starters, the fish cooks up in minutes and the sauce is pureed in a blender just prior to cooking. The only thing that requires a little prep is to mince and saute a shallot first – that’s it!
I think this meal is great to serve for your family tonight, but if you want to impress your friends over the weekend – it’s a pretty great idea. So, enjoy your Friday and cook something spectacular.
2-4 swordfish fillets
1 teaspoon butter
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 shallot, minced
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
3 sprigs cilantro + more for garnish
2 slices chili pepper, any variety
2 pinches of salt
1. In a small saute pan, add 1 teaspoon olive oil and place over medium heat. Add minced shallot and saute for 3 minutes, or until light golden brown. Remove from heat, cool.
2. In a blender, add avocado, yogurt, cilantro, chili and salt. Add cooked shallot and 1/3 cup water, puree until smooth, set aside.
3. In a saute pan, add butter and 1 teaspoon olive oil and place over medium heat. Add swordfish and saute slowly on first side for 3 minutes, flip over and cook for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking for 2-3 more minutes (you don’t want to overcook fish). Squeeze lemon over fish and remove from heat.
4. Smear a little Avocado Sauce on plates and top with fish and a little cilantro. Enjoy!