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Swordfish With Asparagus Foil Packets

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Swordfish with asparagus and tomatoes

Swordfish with asparagus and tomatoes

Grilled or Baked Swordfish in Foil Recipe

Swordfish is a meaty, steak-like fish. It's a very good source of B vitamins, protein, and several other nutrients. Adding fresh herbs and citrus juice boosts the nutritional value even further while adding a burst of fresh flavor. When marinading fish in a sauce that contains vinegar or citrus juices, it is important to only let it marinade for a short period of time, or the acidity will begin to "cook" the fish.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

20 min

35 min

2–4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 swordfish steaks (about 1 pound each)
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons mint, fresh, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons basil, fresh, coarsely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Cut the lemon in half and slice a round from each half. Juice the rest of the lemon into a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, mint, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper, and mix.
  2. Tear two large pieces of heavy-duty foil off the roll and lay them side by side on the counter. Place half the asparagus and tomatoes on each. Coat each piece of swordfish with the marinade made in step one, and place it on top of the vegetables. Place a round of lemon on each swordfish steak.
  3. Wrap the foil around the ingredients and tightly seal. Place on the grill or in the oven at 375 degrees F. Cook for 12 minutes, then check the doneness of the fish by piercing it slightly with a fork. Continue to cook until the fish is white and firm, being careful not to overcook.

Photo Guide

Asparagus and tomatoes

Asparagus and tomatoes

The finished packet before grilling

The finished packet before grilling

The plated meal. You can also eat straight from the foil to avoid clean-up!

The plated meal. You can also eat straight from the foil to avoid clean-up!

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