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Swordfish and Zucchini Carpaccio

Swordfish and Zucchini Carpaccio

If you’re in the mood for an easy, delicious and LIGHT meal, that is still satisfying, this is it! Swordfish, while high in mercury*, is very low in calories, has NO carbs and is an excellent source of protein and OMEGAs.

*Mercury is a harmful metal that is present in most large fish. TIP: cilantro helps to remove harmful metals from food like swordfish!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 – 8oz pieces of sustainably caught swordfish
  • 2 TBSP good olive oil
  • 2 TSP fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 TSP each: pink salt, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper
  • 2 organic zucchinis
  • 1 cherry pepper, seeded and chopped finely
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Pinch of salt & pepper

Let’s get cookin’:

  • Heat the grill to medium high.
  • Mix together cilantro, and 1 TSP of each pink salt, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper to make the fish rub.
  • Rinse and pat dry fish. Slather in 1 TBSP oil, and sprinkle liberally with fish rub.
  • Place fish on clean and hot grill. Cook for 3 minutes per side, then rotate 45 degrees, and cook for 2 more minutes (this is for a thick cut – reduce time if thin slice). **Tip: Fish should release from the grill easily when it is cooked all the way through.
  • Use mandolin on size 1 – 1.5 to slice zucchini lengthwise very thinly.
  • In a medium bowl toss zucchini ribbons, lemon juice, 1 TBSP olive oil, cherry peppers and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Top the fish with the zucchini and enjoy!
  • Can pair with a side of rice for a more filling meal 🙂

Love & Yum,

Lindsay “Mama” O’Neill