It’s been a long time, but know that I feel the urge to blog again, I’ve rejoined the fab people over at Sunday Supper. For those of you that don’t know, it’s a great bunch of food folk who post recipes from a specific theme each Sunday. There’s information at the bottom of this post on how to join. I’m going to do my best to keep up! This week’s #SundaySupper Tastemaker event is being hosted by Candace from Authentically Candace. Thanks for the hosting!
A friend of mine with a garden that is fair size bigger than ours and with some ingredients that are ‘experimental’ for my limited gardening knowledge, lets me come over and explore. While she and I were walking around her garden one day, I came across these Husk Cherries. They’re also called Choke Cherries or ground cherries.
As you can see, they’re covered in paper, much the way a tomatillo is. They’re about the size and color of a Sun Gold tomato, maybe a little smaller in size. Inside, they’re structurally akin to a tomato.
But now that I have them, what am I going to do – aside from admiring them!
They’re a pain to peel because they’re so small. They’re sticky.
But once peeled and rinsed, you just want to do something fabulous with them. I searched and searched until I came across a recipe from Michael Simon, who I am liking more and more every day.
FOR THE HUSK CHERRY SALSA
- 1 pound ground cherries (husked, washed, and sliced in half, about 2 cups)
- 1/4 cup thinly shaved red onion
- 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno
- 1 lime (juiced)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients and season with salt and pepper. For better flavor, let sit for 1 hour before serving.
FOR THE SWORDFISH:
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 (5 to 6-ounces each) swordfish steaks
Prepare the grill (medium-high heat). Whisk the oil, mint, lemon juice, basil, and garlic in a medium bowl to blend. Season the lemon and olive oil mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.
Brush the swordfish steaks with 2 tablespoons of the lemon and olive oil mixture. Grill the steaks until just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side (depending on thickness of steaks). Transfer the steaks to plates.
Add the Husk Cherry Salsa to the top of each Swordfish steak and you’re done!
Take a moment to visit the other great Easy Dinner Recipes for Two!
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