Friday, May 17, 2013

Sicilian Grilled Swordfish and Arugula - Trip to Philly Part 1

Our Trip to Philly was incredible! James and Katy were amazing hosts. They had something fun planned for every minute of the trip. Here are some pictures for you to see our fun!

The city is beautiful. We spent the first day on foot walking all over. The first hospital, the constitution center, the liberty bell...it goes on!
Here is the constitution center tour.
The room where it was signed. Hard to believe!

The lobby, isn't it a beautiful shade of blue!
This is where we tried our first Philly Cheesesteak. "With wiz and onions please!" J was scared at first, but we LOVED it! I was craving another after this one. It was soooo good!
Day 2 we took the train to NYC! It was an hour and a half away. We had a blast!
First stop..walking the High Line. I loved the high line so much during our trip last May so I was glad to be back. The Popsicle stand wasn't there this time so I was a little disappointed. 

Sassy!

I was rushed during our trip to Eataly last year. This time we had time to eat lunch there and walk around. I could have stayed for hours, LOVE this market!

I really wanted to buy some of their homemade pasta. Isn't it neat!
We saw the Tony award winning musical Once. The music was beautiful. Such a treat!
Our attempt at a Christmas card photo in Central Park...sorry Mommasita, I don't think this one turned out...More on the rest of our trip in the next post.

Our 2nd night there Katy made us this incredible swordfish dinner. I was so excited to photograph it for the blog. Thank you for introducing me to swordfish Katy! It is not fishy at all. It kinda of has the texture of a steak. YUM!

Sicilian Grilled Swordfish and Arugula
4 swordfish steaks
2 Tbsp lemon juice1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried oregano
pinch crush red pepper
salt and pepper
zest of 1 lemon
4 ounces arugula
Preheat oven to medium high.
Stir together lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, red pepper, salt and pepper. 
Rinse swordfish and dry on paper towels.

The boys are hanging out waiting for dinner, Jeffrey looks like he is about to pass out.
Season the swordfish with salt and pepper.
Grill for 2 minutes per side.
Cheers!
James, The Grill Master!
Cha Cha Cha!
Izzie is ready for her dinner too.
Place cooked swordfish steak on a plate.
Pierce several times with a fork.
Pour lemon sauce over the swordfish.

Cover with the foil and keep them covered for 5 minutes. 
Place a piece of fish on each plate Top with some arugula and lemon zest.
Serve with cous cous and roasted veggies. This was incredible!

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