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GrillVIP: Swordfish and Zucchini Carpaccio

GrillVIP: 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