Grilled Swordfish with Pistachio Nuts

 
 

Ingredients

1 large handful of basil stems removed
1/4 cup pistachios
3 cloves garlic
1 lemon for juicing
olive oil as needed
salt as needed
3 small golden heirloom tomatoes
10 small cherry plums or 3 plums
1/2 small red onion
1 small handful fresh dill and mint
salt and pepper to taste
10 ounces swordfish halved into two fillets
2 tbsp avocado oil

Directions 

For the Pistachios
Use your knife in a rocking motion to mince basil into very small pieces, you want it to be as fine as possible.
Add pistachios and chop them into pieces larger than the tip of a pencil eraser, then put this mix into a bowl.
Grate in garlic and squeeze in juice of one lemon, then add a glug of olive oil, stir and season with salt to taste.
You want the mixture to be thick but still viscous, like an herby salsa, thne set aside.
Next, Make the Salad
Cut tomatoes and cherry plums into large pieces, then add both to a large bowl.
Thinly slice onion, tear mint and dill, then add both of these into the bowl and gently toss everything together.
Add a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
Now Gill the Fish
Bring a cast iron or grill pan to medium heat, then add olive oil.
While the oil is heating up, season swordfish fillets with salt and pepper on each side.
Grill the swordfish for 5 to 6 minutes, or until it releases from the pan.
Then flip and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
To serve, add salad to a plate, then add the swordfish.
Top the swordfish with the pistachios and a glass of white wine. Enjoy!

 

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