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Seared Swordfish with Warm Yemeni Chickpea Salsa served with Minted Watercress & Grape Salad

Ingredients (Serves 6)

For the Swordfish

  • 6 fresh swordfish steaks
  • 250g of chickpeas
  • 1 preserved lemon
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 celery stalks
  • fresh coriander chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of ras al hanout
  • 1 fresh red chili
  • 60g calamata olives
  • cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper

For the salad

  • 2 bunches of fresh mint
  • 2 bunch of fresh Watercress
  • 1 bunch fresh italian parsley
  • 1 bunch green grapes
  • 1 bunch red grapes
  • 250g of salted ricotta
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Method
Marinade the steaks in olive while preparing the salsa. To prepare the salsa, firstly remove and discard the flesh from the preserved lemons and slice the skin finely. Finely dice the red onion, garlic, chili, olives and celery. Drain the chickpeas and allow to dry.

Then prepare the ingredients for the salad; halves the grapes, wash, dry and then tear the herbs and combine in a large salad bowl with the lemon juice and 2 good glugs of olive oil. Grate the ricotta over the salad and toss through with seasoning to taste.

Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet and add the salsa ingredients keeping some coriander for garnish, cooking for 3 minutes.
While the salsa is cooking, sear the swordfish steaks on a hot frying pan cooking for approximately 2 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the steaks.

Serve the fish on large plates topped with salsa and  fresh coriander. Serve salad in small side bowls.

Enjoy!

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