Saturday, July 11, 2009


made some awesome swordfish tonight!  i haven't had swordfish in yeeeeaaaaarrrrrssss and i've never cooked it myself, so i'm proud.  just brushed with olive oil, scattered some archer farms seafood rub across the steaks, and grilled.  made this killer emeril dressing and salad to go with: (i altered things a little -- the og recipe is at

Citrus-herb vinaigrette

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

3 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tbsp agave sweetener (i can't stand honey)

1 tbsp minced shallot

1 tsp orange zest

1 tsp dijon mustard

1/2 tsp lemon zest

1/2 tsp minced garlic

1/4 tsp salt

pepper to taste

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (i think i'll cut this even more next time)

2 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves

2 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves

2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves

6 cups mixed baby greens

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup feta cheese

1 bunch steamed, cooled, and chopped asparagus


get a bowl and  combine the rice wine vinegar, orange juice, lemon juice, agave, shallot, orange zest, dijon, lemon zest, garlic, s&p. whisk.  whisk more while slowly drizzling in olive oil.  add herbishness.  toss with tomatoes, cheese, lettuce, asparagus.  seriously tasty.

one of these days i'll get it together and start posting photos.  everything looked really pretty tonight.  and came out terrifically!  i was glad, esp after the sea bass FAIL.  i also enjoyed two nice glasses of cab and some organic dark chocolate from trader joes (so good!).

and then i ate half a bag of twizzlers.  it was pretty awesome.

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