WeMet Martin

Fitness & Nutrition Coach Virtual Assistant

My family and I love fish, which is my go-to at least one night of the week. I like to choose recipes that are easy to make, but delicious; because (#1) It is a school night and (#2) I have a new baby that won’t let me in the kitchen for long periods of time. This baby boy loves to eat! (#3) I love to eat food that tastes good.

Serves (2) Adults & (1) 4-year old

You can make this simple lemony, garlic sauce to go on top or mix into anything. I chose to top my swordfish with it and use the leftovers to mix in the couscous. So good! I like to make the sauce first and set it aside. You can always reheat it if needed. I always have to cook in waves, because I have to tend to the baby.

Lemony Garlic Sauce
1 Tbsp Butter
5 Tbsp EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
2 Tbsp Minced Garlic (I use a garlic press)
Zest & Juice of 1 Lemon
1 Tbsp Capers (optional)
Melt the butter in a small frying pan (I try not to use butter in healthy cooking, but you need some of the frothy goodness to make the right consistency for the sauce, so I just use a little bit). Add the EVOO, lemon zest and lemon juice. Stir to combine, about 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. I set aside 3 Tbsp of sauce to mix into the couscous, then I added the capers for the Swordfish.

Trader Joes Couscous Blend

Healthy Carb
I chose to use the Trader Joes Couscous blend, because I saw it and it looked fun and healthy. As a substitute, I also like to do a tri-color quinoa and red or green lentils. I just make the quinoa and lentils as instructed and mix them together. I always boil my grains, beans, etc. with chicken bouillon for added flavor; if you are a vegetarian you can use veggie broth (1 tsp bouillon per 1 cup water). Stir in the 3 Tbsp of the Lemony Garlic Sauce you set aside to the couscous or quinoa/lentils and combine.

2 Fillets Swordfish
1 Tbsp EVOO
S&P to taste
Heat the EVOO in a skillet. Season both sides of Swordfish with salt and pepper. Once the oil is hot, put Swordfish in the pan (you should should hear a nice sizzle). Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Plate the Swordfish and pour the Lemony Garlic Sauce with capers on top.

I also steamed (1) large head of broccoli to go with this meal.

I hope you like it! Super easy and delicious!!

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