Sprouts Farmer’s Market had been open for several months before I visited. Sprouts’ flyers and appearance made me think it would be super pricey, but a deal on some Swordfish steaks lured me in.
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So, if you ever see Swordfish on a menu it’s usually somewhere between $26 and $32. I’ll order it occasionally when dining out, but have never thought of preparing it at home. It’s always so pricey, I’ve been afraid I’d screw it up. But I saw an ad for Swordfish steaks at Sprouts Farmer’s Market for $5.99 / lb. I had to do a double take as I’ve never seen Swordfish priced that low.
I figured since the sale had already been going for a couple days they’d be out. But nope, they were slicing some up as I approached the Sprouts Farmer’s Market seafood counter. I’d never cooked Swordfish before, but had made a marinade for salmon that I’d liked pretty well so I used it with a slight modification. Here’s a great meal for under $10. For this, I’m counting that you have staples on hand like soy sauce, honey, garlic and olive oil.
Soy, Honey, Ginger Swordfish Recipe with Asparagus
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons ginger grated
2 tablespoons green onions minced
1 lb Swordfish, 1 inch thick (two pieces)
2 cloves garlic
1/4 Cup olive oil
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 bunch fresh Asparagus
Preheat oven to 350.
Wash asparagus and cut the ends off. Take a medium sized sheet pan and spread aluminum foil. Spread asparagus on the pan. Coat with 1/4 cup of olive oil and season with salt and pepper liberally. Lemon infused olive oil works great too.
Coat Swordfish with three tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle liberally with blackening spice.
Bake asparagus for 12-15 minutes, turning once to make sure it stays coated with olive oil. Bake Swordfish for twenty minutes (15 minutes if the steaks are 1/2″ or less thick).
While fish is baking, make the sauce. Mix the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Let sauce reduce down to half, about 7 to 8 minutes. Once fish is cooked pour sauce on top. Note you could omit this step and the Swordfish along with the blackening spice would still be very tasty.
Green onions $0.50
I’ve been back to Sprouts Farmer’s Markets since I made this the first time to pick up more Swordfish and it is always plentiful. The inexpensive recipe is also great for entertaining. Happy Eating!