New Meal Monday: Grilled Swordfish & Arugula Salad

 With Valentine's Day this Thursday, we thought we'd share a recipe that would make a great "eat-in date night meal"!  If you're cooking for someone special, you may be tempted to make something elaborate in an effort to impress, but that can distract you from being a good date, which is really the point!  So the key is finding something that is delicious, seems a bit fancy, and is simultaneously as simple as possible; This recipe checks all of those boxes!  Swordfish, in a simple but tasty, marinade cooks fast and the arugula salad acts as a both a "side salad" and a flavor adding topping. The swordfish can be cooked on a grill, but if you have a cast iron grill pan that's what we'd recommend since it's likely to be cold on a February night! 
We also thought it was a good time to share this recipe, as it was inspired by a recipe from the book "The Cast Iron Way to Cook" from Le Creuset, which as part of our "We ♥ Le Creuset Sale" we're giving away to anyone who spends $100 or more on purchases of Le Creuset items--which are all on sale--from now through 2/17/19. 


What you'll need:

  • 2 Swordfish Steaks (about 6-8oz each)
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan, finely grated
  • Balsamic

How you'll do it:

  1. In a shallow bowl, mix together 2 Tbsp of oil, garlic, basil, seasoned salt, pepper, and squeeze in juice from 2 of the lemon quarters.
  2. Add Swordfish steaks to bowl, and turn several times, until coated, and allow to marinade for approximately 10 min.
  3. Preheat grill, or cast iron grill pan, over medium heat.  Grill steaks until cooked all the way through (145F, about 3-4 min per side).
  4. Mix arugula, Parmesan and remaining oil together in a bowl. 
  5. Once steaks are complete, top with the arugula.  Then drizzle balsamic over the top, and serve each steak with remaining lemon wedge.