February 19, 2010

What to Make?

Friday nights are often pizza nights here.  Since this was healthy week I decided we needed to mix it up.  But who wants a typical weekday meal on Friday night? Definitely not me!  I wanted something fun, easy and different.  Mexican sounded like a good idea.  And swordfish fajitas came to mind.  We used to be obsessed with them but somehow I'd forgotten about them. You know how you make a certain dish all the time and then one day, you just stop?  And it just disappears?  That was what happened to the swordfish fajitas.  Of course, it's really a great summer meal, but since I had shoveled my path to the grill earlier in the week, I figured it was time to get grilling!  They were yummy! Homemade salsa, homemade guacamole and the delicious swordfish, plus peppers and onions.  So, so good and really easy.(Which could be the best part!) This is a great meal to have with company as well. It's fun to put out all the parts and let everyone make their own.  A little taste of Mexican summer... just what we need on a cold winter night! (Oh, and a margarita would be great, too!)

Swordfish Fajitas (serves 3-4)


Salsa- your favorite or see sidebar of recipes for mine
Swordfish 1pound
Flour Tortillas

Marinate swordfish for 20 minutes in 1 lime, juiced, 2 tblsp soy sauce.

3 ripe avacodos, mashed
1 lime, juiced
4 sprigs cilantro(or more to taste)
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup  fresh salsa

Mix together and refrigerate.  Can be made ahead.

Saute 2 red peppers and 1 green pepper julienned with 3 onions sliced, in a tablespoon of olive oil.  Add 2 tblsp soy sauce after onions and peppers have browned.  Cook for 2-3 more minutes. Set aside.

Grill swordfish approximately 5 minutes each side.  Julienne and cover to keep warm.  Assemble fajitas or place all ingredients on table for buffet.  (With kids, I also julienne some grilled chicken cutlets to serve alongside swordfish) 

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