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Sicilian Swordfish Salad with Garlic-Oregano Toasts

Total Time
35 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Salty-sweet combinations, like the oranges and olives in this recipe, are common in many Sicilian dishes. They add a fabulous, complex flavor to the mix!
Ingredients

French bread

3 oz, cut into twelve 1/4-inch-thick slices

olive oil cooking spray

4 spray(s), divided

garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), cut in half

dried oregano

½ tsp, divided

uncooked swordfish fillet(s)

1½ pound(s), four 6 oz pieces (or two 12 oz fillets cut in half)

table salt

¾ tsp, divided

black pepper

½ tsp, freshly ground, divided

unsweetened orange juice

3 Tbsp

olive oil

2 Tbsp

red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp

orange(s)

3 medium, navel, peel and white pith removed, halved, sliced

arugula

5 oz, baby leaves

uncooked red onion(s)

½ cup(s), sliced, thinly sliced

olive(s)

8 gm, calamata, pitted and sliced (about 1/4 cup)

Instructions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill, or a ridged stove-top grill pan or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, coat bread slices with cooking spray.
  2. Place bread on grill or pan. Cook, turning twice, until lightly toasted, about 4 minutes. Remove bread from pan and rub one side of each slice with garlic; crumble 1/4 teaspoon of oregano over toasted bread slices.
  3. Coat swordfish with cooking spray and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper; grill or cook, turning once, until just cooked through, about 6 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together orange juice, oil, vinegar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon each of pepper and oregano; remove and reserve 2 tablespoons of dressing.
  5. Add oranges, arugula, onion and unreserved dressing to bowl; toss to coat.
  6. To assemble salads, place 2 cups of salad mixture on each of 4 plates; top each with a swordfish fillet (about 4 1/2 ounces). Drizzle each fillet with 1 1/2 teaspoons of reserved dressing; sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of sliced olives. Place 3 pieces of toast on each plate.
Notes
When fresh fennel is in season, slice some up, toss it in and garnish each serving with the fennel fronds. You can substitute halibut for the swordfish if you prefer.

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