An easy one for the busiest time of year!!!


Well I have to start off with a big apology for being away for so long! I miss you guys, and most of all I miss talking about food! I have been cooking a lot, but just have not found time to talk about it! You understand. Work. Holidays. Shopping. Parties. And of course, trying to fit in sleep. Also had a hell of a cold, that would NOT go away!
Well, I am back now, and I promise that I will do my best to stay on track!!!
Let me start off by letting everyone know that I was not considered by the Rooster Design Group to have my Sugar Cookies branded. But thank you to everyone who had my back!! Maybe next time!!! :)
I guess I have not blogged in almost a month!!!! Since last we met I have had a lot of food!!! LOL. Been to a few restaurants that I want to talk about (I'm coming after you Lupa!!!), and have made some new dishes that will make a lot of you smile! P2 has been hard at work in the kitchen too, and I can't wait to share some of his dishes! from the text i just got, there is a chicken being braised with mushrooms and onions at home right now!!!!

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of having our cousin James and our great friend Kristie come over for dinner, and we surprised them both!! It had been a long time since they got to hang out, and since they were both in town we decided to make a night of it! P2 hates it when I cook fish in the house, but I was dieing for grilled swordfish, and I HAD TO HAVE IT!! He relented, and I love him for it!
So dinner was a simple grilled swordfish with a warm tomato salad over a bed of lemon dressed arugula.
For a while now we have only been going to Chelsea Market to food shop. At The Lobster Place we picked up 2 huge pieces swordfish. The were gorgeous and big enough to cut in half to make 2 servings out of each. We also headed over to the Manhattan Fruit exchange for all the veggies.
I got 2 containers of cherry tomatoes, a large white onion, a bunch of arugula, and some flat leaf parsley of course!
This dinner is super easy and will be ready in no time!
First wash all the veg. Dice the onions and toss it in a saute pan over medium heat with a few table spoons of olive oil. While they are breaking down cut all the tomatoes in half. I prefer to buy the multi colored packages. It just ends up looking prettier.
Once you have those all halved through them in with the onions.
Toss them around just until they get hot. Remove them from the heat and add salt and pepper to taste. Throw in a handful of parsley, and forget about them.
Next get your grill or grill pan nice and hot!!! While it's heating season your swordfish with salt, pepper and olive oil. (or anything you like. I am keeping this simple, and light!)

Once your grill pan is super hot get your fish on it. Depending on how thick your pieces are, it should take about 5-7 minutes on each side. Turn it half way about 4 minutes into it to get a nice criss cross effect on each sideof the fish from the grill.
Once the fish is cooked, toss your arugula with a bit of Olive Oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Not too heavy on any of those ingredient. We just want a little flavor on the leaves.
Now you are ready to plate!!!
From the bottom:
-Arugala
-swordfish
-tomatoes
DONE!!
Grab 3 other people and eat!!!



















This is going to be great to have after the New Year and we are all stuffed and trying to loose the 3 pounds of cookies we gained!!!


Let me know what you think. And don't forget to add lots of love!!!
Enjoy the holiday season!!

XOXO-P

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