Well it’s a week late but while there is still time left in the grilling season let’s squeeze in another delicious bamboo recipe courtesy of the blog Stephen Cooks! Beyond just using bamboo skewers for grilling, this recipe offers a healthy summertime recipe utilizing the often forgotten healthy ingredient of bamboo.
Here’s what you need to make your Grilled Swordfish with Bamboo Shoots:
- 1 lb. swordfish steak, ¾”, halved
- 1 – 1 ½ limes, juiced
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 3 tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. ginger, minced
- ½ tsp. sesame oil
- Zest of 1 lime
- 1 tsp. hot red pepper, minced (make sure the pepper is fresh!)
- ½ fresh bamboo shoot (about 5 oz.), cut into ¼” strips
- ½ sweet red pepper, julienne strips
- ½ c. chicken broth
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. dry sherry or chinese cooking wine
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. oil
- Hot sauce
To prepare your Grilled Swordfish with Bamboo Shoots:
- Make the marinade by mixing all of the marinade ingredients. Marinate the swordfish for up to 2 hours but no longer.
- While the fish is marinating, prepare the bamboo shoots. Heat oil until hot but not smoking.
- Stir fry the bamboo shoots for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Add the chicken broth, dry sherry, sugar and soy sauce. Cover tightly, simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove the shoots to a warmed plate.
- Increase the heat under the pan and stir-fry the pepper slices for 90 seconds. Add the peppers to the bamboo on the warmed plate. Season as needed.
- Remove the swordfish from the marinade and reserve the marinade.
- Grill the swordfish on a preheated grill for 4 minutes on one side, 2 minutes on the other side.
- Remove the swordfish from the grill and place on a warmed plate.
- Place the marinade in the sauté’ pan over high heat and reduce it to syrup.
- Spoon half of the remaining marinade into a puddle on the serving plate.
- Slice the swordfish and arrange on the plate. Drizzle some of the remaining sauce over the fish.
- Top with the bamboo shoots.
If a little more crunch is desired, garnish with toasted sesame seeds.
For more ways to prepare the wonderful bamboo, visit Green Earth News’ Bamboo Flavors section!