Seafood salad with saffron and parsley

Seafood salad with saffron and parsley


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About this recipe: This stunning salad is composed of a layer of romaine lettuce and capsicum strips over which garlic-infused swordfish and prawns are arranged.

Lynn Lewis

Serves: 4 

  • 2 red and/or yellow capsicums
  • 1 romaine lettuce
  • 250g swordfish steaks (or any firm white fish)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 king prawns, peeled and deveined, tails intact
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground saffron
  • 150 ml dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 4 sprigs curly–leaf parsley, for garnish

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Cut capsicums into strips. Cut or tear lettuce leaves into strips. Place lettuce and capsicum on individual plates.
  2. Cut swordfish into small pieces. Drizzle with lemon juice; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a nonstick frying pan. Sear fish pieces and prawns on all sides over medium–high heat. Add garlic and saffron and fry briefly. Add wine. Cook, uncovered, until wine is reduced by half.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, lift fish and prawns from liquid and place on salad. Remove pan from heat and season pan juices with salt, pepper and sherry vinegar. Drizzle over salad.
  5. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a small, heavy pan. Lightly brown parsley over medium heat. Remove, drain briefly on paper towel and arrange on salad.

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