Saturday, June 16, 2012

Grilled Swordfish with Citrus Pesto

Wow! It's been a long time that I've been m.i.a. from the world of blogging. I do have a good reason though...I promise. A great reason actually...we bought a house!! That's right, we now have a place to call our home, and we couldn't be happier. After finally settling in I now have some time on my hands to get back to what I love most, so without further adieu I give you this Grilled Swordfish with Citrus Pesto. With the first days of summer coming near it's time to break out the grill, enjoy the outdoors, and eat some delicious quick and easy food!

Makes 4 Servings


1 bunch fresh basil, about 3 cups
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1 clove garlic
2 lemons, zested and juiced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup grated Parmesan

4 Swordfish filets
Extra-virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper


Blend the basil, pine nuts, garlic, zest, juice, salt and pepper in a food processor until the mixture is finely chopped. With the machine running, gradually pour in the olive oil until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the Parmesan.

Prepare an indoor grill pan or outdoor grill. Brush both sides of the swordfish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the swordfish for about 3-4 minutes on each side for a 1-inch filet.

Transfer the grilled swordfish to serving plates, top with the citrus pesto, and serve. how I love pesto. This citrus pesto was one of the best I've tried. So easy to make and oh so fresh and versatile! Try this pesto on any grilled meat, mixed into some pasta, or spread atop Crostini. The possibilities are endless.

Recipe Adapted From Giada


Kristin said...

This citus pesto sounds great- I'll have to try it soon.

Jess said...

Oh my, this looks absolutely wonderful! My husband would do back flips for the swordfish and I am a pesto-Queen. You won our hearts over. :) Thank you for following on Twitter, I am certainly following your blog now!

Chelsea said...

Thanks Kristin! Thanks for the follow Jess!

Naree + Dara said...

Yum! We will defintely be trying this out.

Chelsea said...

I hope you enjoy it!

skinnysimplerecipes said...

We can taste this grilled fish from the photo. looks amazing

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