Swordfish Delish Dish!

The Mom Standard is not turning into a food blog, but since I make the rules I'll allow awesome recipes that are easy to prepare, delicious, and for the most part-inexpensive!

Here's another delish dish taken from

Istanbul's Pandeli Restaurant Fish Packets
1.5 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/4 pound piece of swordfish or boneless fillet of sea bass, snapper, or haddock (I used swordfish steaks)
2 or 3 small potatoes, peeled, or 1 medium potato peeled and cut into 3 or 4 pieces
2 or 3 pearl onions. (I used a regular white onion 'cause that was all we had in the house)
1 thick slice of tomato, diced (I used a small can of diced tomatoes)
3 or 4 strips of green bell pepper
salt and pepper to taste
pinch of sweet paprika mixed with a pinch of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
-Makes 1 serving

Pull out a square of heavy-duty foil or parchment large enough to make a loose packet around the fish and the vegetables.. Smear half of the olive oil on the foil and set the fish in the middle.

Parboil the potatoes for about 4 or 5 minutes

Pile the parboiled potatoes, onions, tomato, and pepper strips on top of the fish.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and the paprika/cayenne mixture. Drizzle the remaining oil and the lemon juice over the top.

Bake in a 425 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until the fish and vegetables are cooked all the way through. (I cooked them for 40 minutes).

The FruGAL in me wants to let you know that the swordfish steaks were from Trader Joe's and cost about $7.00. The rest of the ingredients we had in our kitchen. So for frugal meal planning, this one fed 3 for about $8.00! We would pay closer to $45 or $50 at the local Mediterranean restaurant we frequent!

My daughter insisted I photograph her plate of food as well. Yep, she ate this dish and liked it!

P.S. If you're starting to like my cooking too, you can check out other recipes I've made on my blog Becoming Italian!

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