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Sweet and Sour Swordfish and a 2nd place in the Joust!


Thank you all for your votes, really, you made me soooooo happy!
I often imagine myself with all my hair white, walking with the help of a stick, and telling my grandsons and grandaughters how hard I tried to get that apron… he, he… ;D

Hey if you are new in the blogging world, or are looking for remarkable recipes, or just wanna play and have fun, then you have to know the Queen! You won’t be deceived, take your time and enter her site: The Leftover Queen.

Do these ingredients showing in the picture sound familiar to you? What else could I do with all that cilantro and sesame seeds? Another dish with the August Joust’s ingredients!!! The truth is that I had both dishes ready to present to the Joust but the Gods wanted my computer to die and the recipe I had finished first was the one with the Tuna. However, this one with the swordfish was also very tasty and different from the flavours we are used to. So, here you have it now! Enjoy :D

Ingredients for 4 servings: 600 grs of fresh Swordfish cut in dices, 2 green peppers, 2 green onions, 2 table spoons of fresh natural lemon juice, 2 table spoons of grated lemon peel, 1 table spoon of brown sugar, 2 table spoons of balsamic vinegar, 2 tea spoons of cornstarch, 1 glass of vegetal stock, 2 table spoons of toasted sesame, a couple of springs of coriander, olive oil, salt and black ground pepper.

  • Take a bowl and place the lemon’s juice and peels, the vinegar and the sugar. In a bigger bowl, place the swordfish and pour the previous bowl mixture on top. Stir well and reserve in maceration.
  • Wash, cut and take the seeds off the green peppers giving them the shape of half a ring. Clean the onions and cut in long strips.
  • Pour 4 table spoons of olive oil in a sauce pan, heat it and add the strained swordfish we had reserved in maceration.
  • Fry for 3 minutes at medium heat and reserve.
  • Meanwhile, in a different pot, place the cold vegetal stock, add the cornstarch and stir. Add also the juice where we had the swordfish macerating. Place over the heat and turn on to minimum.
  • In the saucepan where we cooked the swordfish, add a bit more of oil if needed and fry the peppers and the onions at medium heat for 5 minutes aprox. keep on stirring so that they don’t burn. When tender, turn heat to minimum and add the vegetal stock we have at low heat in the pot. When it gets a bit consistent, add the swordfish, some coriander leaves, stir and cook for 1 minute and turn the heat off.
  • Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and it’s ready to eat!



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09/03/2008 · 11:13 h by Ivy

Congrats Nuria with the second place I am sure you will get that Apron soon. Your dish was excellent and must definitely try sword fish.

09/03/2008 · 15:43 h by Peter G

Your seafood recipes are quite unique chica…love this version of the swordfish. As for the Joust, we must keep trying!

09/03/2008 · 17:10 h by Ben

That apron is certainly very hard to get, isn’t it? I can’t even remember how many times I have come “this” close to get it :-p

It’s very nice to have you back, my friend. We missed you bunches :D

09/03/2008 · 17:35 h by JennDZ - The Leftover Queen

This looks delicious Nuria! You really make the most appealing looking seafood dishes on the web! :)

Did I mention how nice it was to have you back??? :)

I have no doubt that you will get that apron someday!

09/03/2008 · 17:53 h by Núria

Thanks Ivy! Sword fish is really tasty, you will love it!

Hi, hi, yeap, you were very close this time too, Peter!

So nice to see your face again too, Ben! Yes we’ll keep on trying :D

:D Thanks so much Queen!!! Your event is great to find out new hidden skills! I’m so glad to see you too darling!

09/03/2008 · 21:10 h by Judy@nofearentertaining

Great looking dish Nuria. As for the apron I keep thinking that maybe she might just sell me one! Now you coming in second are gettting so very, very close!

09/04/2008 · 2:02 h by glamah16

See what happens upon your return! Success. Congrats.

09/04/2008 · 2:11 h by Bellini Valli

You will always be #1 to me Nuria:D Congratulations. I will have to get back to the drawing table and come up with something inventive:D

09/04/2008 · 6:54 h by Núria

He, he… that is a good idea Judy! Yes, let’s buy one ;D

Hola Courtney! Siiii and I still have to hang all the awards ;D. I should leave more often :D

Hola Valli! Same feeling with you :D darling! Hope our ideas keep on flowing ;D

09/04/2008 · 9:00 h by Emiline

HOLA! Congrats on 2nd place! That’s really, really good. There are more people than ever that enter the joust.
Who won? I feel very disorganized. I haven’t participated in the joust in a while. Been busy. As I’m sure you are too.

09/04/2008 · 9:21 h by Maryann

Congrats, Nuria! Well deserved, my friend!
Maryann xox

09/04/2008 · 9:51 h by Núria

Hola Emiline! Kittie won with a super mega wonderful dish, you should check that one, she deserved it!
I hope to get a better organization this year too! This is getting so tough with so many people and sites to visit :D. Thanks for finding the time to come ;D

Thanks so much Maryann :D

09/04/2008 · 13:33 h by Jen of A2eatwrite

This looks gorgeous, Nuria. I adore the combination of ingredients here and I love swordfish. It was my favorite food growing up.

I’m sure that apron will be yours one of these days!

09/04/2008 · 14:18 h by kittie

Hey Nuria, welcome back!

I absolutely loved your joust entry last month – and this one too! Although I don’t really like green peppers – I would have to substitute yellow instead…?!

09/04/2008 · 17:50 h by Núria

Hola Jen! I’m discovering and rediscovering all these flavours and recipes that wouldn’t have had a chance if I didn’t find the foodies world!!!!

Hola Kittie! congrats!!! You deserved it so! Yes, you could try with yellow peppers… I never use them in my kitchen… if you think they could fit, then go ahead :D

09/06/2008 · 19:57 h by We Are Never Full

congrats!! well deserved. i noticed you won while you were away on holiday. that is so cool!!

09/08/2008 · 8:02 h by Núria

Thanks so much Amy and Jonny :D :D

09/09/2008 · 22:04 h by Antonio Tahhan

felicitaciones!! se ve de maravillas :) I looooove swordfish!

09/10/2008 · 7:59 h by Núria

Hola Antonio :D Bienvenido a Spanish Recipes!!!! Encantada de que te gusten las recetas! Me paso por tu blog hoy ;D

09/26/2008 · 19:34 h by Wicked Good Dinner

Congratulations!! That’s so exciting!!


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