Swordfish with Charred Tomatoes and Herbs

Swordfish with Charred Tomatoes and Herbs #glutenfree

by Amy on June 24, 2014 · 7 comments

This post is sponsored by Tabasco. A product we love and use regularly!

In order to get my kids on board with fish, I usually have to cook drown it in butter and/or wine. That wasn’t an option with this recipe challenge

…but cider vinegar was.

Guess what? It worked!

Swordfish with Charred Tomatoes and Herbs

Swordfish is so mild, anyway, the tanginess from the vinegar and heat from the Tabasco really made it shine.

When we were finished eating, I was reminded again how just a few simple and fresh ingredients is really all it takes for a complete and delicious meal. And without all the butter, this was healthy, too!

Swordfish with Charred Tomatoes and Herbs
Serves 2
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

• 2 (5 ounce) swordfish steaks
• salt and pepper
• 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
• 1/4 cup cider vinegar
• 1 cup cherry tomatoes
• Tabasco hot sauce
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (or cilantro)
• small torn basil leaves

Sprinkle both sides of fish with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high. When hot, add the fish steaks and cook for 1 minute. Add cider vinegar; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

In the meantime, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small sauté pan over high. Add tomatoes; cook 3 minutes or until slightly charred and starting to soften. Add about 7-8 dashes of Tabasco, give it a whirl and remove from heat.

Place each fish steak on a plate, divide tomatoes evenly between servings, and spoon cooking liquid over fish. Sprinkle with parsley and torn basil leaves. Serve immediately.

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And here’s my recipe from yesterday!

(Panzanella) Bread and Tomato Salad

Bread and Tomato Salad #Panzanella


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Joanne June 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Cider vinegar is the new butter?! I could get down with that. So long as some spice is also involved!


Miss June 24, 2014 at 8:11 pm

This looks fabulous! It’s been too long since I’ve had swordfish!


Meredith in sock monkey Slippers June 24, 2014 at 9:59 am

Love this! The swordfish looks so tender and delectable!


Ray June 24, 2014 at 7:15 am

Seeing all these tomatoes is reminding me that it’s getting to be that season, and I love your use of different colored tomatoes.

I am really looking forward to these recipes. I grew up with Tabasco ® sauce and I learned at a young age from my dad and my mom’s father to add it to all sorts of food (eggs, tomato soup, potatoes, etc.).

Of course, we can’t forget that it’s essential for Bloody Marys.


Christine from Cook the Story June 24, 2014 at 6:44 am

This looks and sounds SO delicious!


Liz @ The Lemon Bowl June 24, 2014 at 5:53 am

My husband’s favorite fish is swordfish!!! Love all of your seafood recipes!


angela@spinachtiger June 24, 2014 at 4:47 am

I love your pictures. I’m doing the challenge also and I did something similar with the swordfish and later in week a panzanella, but both a little different. It’s been fun to do this.


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