Gandalf The White's Note:
Tetsuya Wakuda's restaurant, Tetsuya's, is a highly regarded restaurant in Sydney, Australia with a definite Japanese flair but making extensive use of Australia's ingredients in innovative ways (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetsuya's). Tetsuya's is considered Australia's best restaurant and has routinely been ranked in the top 20 in the world (http://www.theworlds50best.com/module/acms_winners?group_id=1&item_id=55). Australia has an abundance of fresh fish and seafood, so a saltwater fish, prepared with a minimum of fuss, is a very traditional Australian preparation. Substitutions and variations: You can substitute marlin, tuna or bonito for the swordfish. You can substitute a relatively neutral oil with a high smoke point for the grapeseed oil -- I have used canola oil successfully. I use low sodium chicken stock. You can augment (or substitute for) the tomato with tomato paste. Wakame is available in dried form in most oriental grocery stores or via the Internet. To prepare dried wakame, wipe very lightly with a damp paper towel, then soak in room temperature water for no more than 60 seconds. "Rocket" is the UK (and Australian) term for arugula. This recipe is adapted from "Tetsuya" by Tesuya Wakuda. Uploaded for Zaar World Tour 5 (2009).
My Private Note
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- 200 -280 g swordfish fillets (4 fillets, each 50-70g)
- 1/2 teaspoon grapeseed oil
- 2 large artichokes
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice (to acidulate the water)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
- 4 pieces wakame seaweed, each about 2 inches by 3 inches
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon mirin
- 80 ml olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons black olive paste
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic clove
- 2 tablespoons chicken stock
- 4 -6 leaves arugula (rocket)
- 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon spring onion, julienned (scallions)
- 2 tablespoons tomatoes, peeled and diced
- 1Preheat the oven to 275 dgrees F.
- 2In an oven-safe non-stick frying pan over high heat, add the grapeseed oil and then sear the swordfish fillets on both sides.
- 3Transfer the frying pan and fillets to the oven for a few minutes ONLY to help the fillets cook through -- ideally, you will remove the fish when they are medium-rare.
- 4Trim the artichoke, cut in half and remove the choke.
- 5Cut each half into half again, put into a pan containing water, the lemon juice and salt; and cook until tender.
- 6To make the sauce, put the soy sauce, mirin, olive oil, black olive paste, garlic and chicken stock into a saucepan, stir, and gently heat.
- 7Just before serving, wilt the rocket in the sauce and then remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate.
- 8To serve, warm 4 plates; place the wakame in the center, with the swordfish on top of it; place an artichoke quarter by the side of the fillet; garnish with parsley, scallions, rocket and tomato.
- 9You may dress the fillet with sauce or pass the sauce separately.
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Nutritional Facts for Seared Swordfish With Artichoke and Olive (Tetsuya)
Serving Size: 1 (171 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 263.6
- Calories from Fat 180
- Total Fat 20.1 g
- Saturated Fat 3.0 g
- Cholesterol 19.7 mg
- Sodium 516.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 9.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
- Sugars 0.4 g
- Protein 13.0 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
black olive paste