Lunchbreak: Sautéed swordfish with asparagus, tomato, spring greens and garlic chive butter

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Sautéed swordfish with asparagus, tomato, spring greens and garlic chive butter and lemon & chopped pecans

To make the garlic chive butter: 

1/4 lb garlic chive (any herbs:  chives,  basil, parsley, add spinach for color if you are using basil)
1/4 cup Olive oil
Splash of water
1/4 -1/2 cup softened butter
Sea salt
Zest from 1 lemon

Chop the garlic chives.   Discard tough ends.  In a medium size sauté pan over medium high heat add 2 tablespoons olive oil.  Add the chopped garlic chives,  sea salt, and stir.  Cook for a minute until the chives are tender and dark green.  Put them in a blender,  add the olive oil and water.  Blend until completely puréed. Transfer to a bowl  Alllow the green pure to cool.  Add the softened butter and grated lemon zest.  Taste and adjust seasoning.  

(Use what you need for your fish and vegetables.  Refrigerate or freeze the rest for later.)

To cook the fish:

2 pieces 5.5-6 ounces each of swordfish (or salmon)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper
2 thick slices of tomato
4-8 pc Peeled and blanched asparagus
2 cups mixed spring greens
Juice from a lemon
Splash of olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted salted chopped pecans. 

Season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper.  Season the tomatoes & the asparagus. 

In a medium size pan over medium high heat put 2 Tablespoons of  olive oil.  Add the fish to the pan and seat until golden brown.  Add the tomatoes and the asparagus.  Turn the fish,  Tomatoes and asparagus over in the pan.  It should take a few minutes on both sides depending on how thick your fish fillet is.  aWhen the fish is cooked remove it from the pan and set on a plate with the handful of spring greens.  Squeeze lemon juice over the top of the greens and a splash of olive oil.  Put the tomato and asparagus on the plate.  Spoon the butter Over the fish and hot vegetables.
Top with chopped pecans.


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