Friday, June 27, 2008

FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FEAST 'SIMPLY LOVELY' ~ SWORDFISH STEAKS with MANGO SALSA / COCONUT POUND CAKE

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. "
~Confucius
~ A simple life
(and complex name)

Hybrid Tuberous Begonia
French name : Bégonia tubéreux
Latin name (genus) : Begonia hybrides Tuberhybrida
Botanical family : Begoniaceae


SWORDFISH STEAK with MANGO SALSA

~ simply easy and 'divine'

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4 6-8 oz. swordfish steaks (or tuna)

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

coarse salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

2 ripe mango, peeled and cut into chunks

1 bunch chopped green onions

6 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

juice and zest of 1 fresh lemon or lime

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

  • Preheat grill. Brush swordfish or tuna steaks with olive oil and salt & pepper.
  • Combine mango, green onions, cilantro, fresh lemon or lime, and pepper flakes. Let stand at room temperature at least 10 minutes while prepping dinner.
  • Grill 3-4 minutes per side depending on thickness. Serve with favorite seasonal vegetables.

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COCONUT POUND CAKE

~ Simply delicious

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1 cup unsalted butter

3 cups sugar

6 large eggs

3 cups flour

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

8 oz. sour cream

1 cup coconut

1 Tbsp. vanilla

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Spray bundt pan with Pam and set aside.
  • Mix butter, sugar and eggs until creamy.
  • In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamy mixture.
  • Combine sour cream, coconut and vanilla and mix well. Add to creamy mixture and pour into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes. Test center before removing from oven. Let rest 10 minutes, flip, and cool. Yummy with rich vanilla bean ice cream.



6 comments:

Jane Marie said...

We should have joined for dinner. I think my herbed peas would have gone well with your swordfish steak. Besides then I could taste your cocnut poundcake.

joey said...

Sounds like fun, Jane Marie. I love herbed peas ;) The cake is delicious and easy. I should really take a photo since it always comes out perfect (baking time is 1 hour 15 minutes in my Bosch oven)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Coconut pound cake, yum yum. I'm trying this one. Love your collages.

joey said...

Thanks Iowa ... so glad you fared well throughout the floods.

Catherine said...

Great quote! Beautiful begonia's & captures of them! Great B/W!
Yum, the mango salsa sounds soooo gooood! :) Love mango's! And that coconut pound cake sounds to die for!
Hope you had a relaxing, beautiful weekend!
Hug's
Cat

joey said...

Thanks Cat ... I love mango salsa and the coconut cake was good to the very last crumb (which I ate)!