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Swordfish and Tomatoe with Basil Sauce

WOW! This is spectacular and so easy to make, 45 minutes from start to finish. It is another great recipe from The Essential Weight Watchers Cookbook, it is perfect just the way it is, no alterations needed!



Serves 4

4 plum or other small tomatoes, halved
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 1/2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons chicken broth (for vegetarian use vegetable broth)
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon chopped  walnuts
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 (5-ounce) swordfish steaks



Spray broiler rack with non- stick spray; preheat broiler.

Place all tomatoes on broiler rack and lightly spray with olive oil non-
stick spray. Broil 5 inches from heat until tomatoes are softened, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, to make the sauce, combine basil, broth, Parmesan, walnuts, garlic, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in blender or food processor, and pulse until finely chopped. Set aside.

Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fish with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add fish to skillet and cook, turning once, until fish flakes with a fork, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Divide swordfish and tomatoes evenly among 4 plates and drizzle evenly with sauce.