Swordfish is a fantastic fish to try if you fancy something different from your home delivery of seafood. It’s easy to cook, versatile and comes with a wide range of benefits.
These include health benefits. Swordfish helps keep your heart healthy, thanks to omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. These help to lower blood pressure and guard against heart disease.
And a combination of these two nutrients and the mineral selenium is believed to help prevent cancer by reducing inflammation and stopping cancer cells from reproducing.
Vitamin D is perhaps best known for its role in building healthy bones and keeping them strong. For your body to produce vitamin D, you need to have adequate sun exposure, take supplements or get it from your diet. However, very few foods contain vitamin D. The good news is that swordfish is one of them!
It’s also great to know that swordfish is exceptionally high in selenium, with one serving containing the recommended daily intake of this mineral. As well as being a powerful antioxidant, selenium is believed to play a key role in protecting against Alzheimer’s disease and less severe cognitive impairment.
Swordfish has a meaty texture, so it is appealing even to people who claim they don’t like fish! Because its flesh doesn’t disintegrate readily, it’s excellent in all sorts of swordfish recipes, including soups, stews and broths.
Our recipe for swordfish soup is a delicious way to enjoy this underrated seafood. Its nutritional content is boosted by vegetables with a taste kick courtesy of the chilli flakes and lemon juice.
This soup is quick and easy to prepare and requires little cooking experience, making it a great introduction to this wholesome fish!
- Heat the olive oil in a medium pan and cook the carrot, shallot and celery until wilted.
- Add the lemon juice and let it evaporate.
- Mix in the chilli flakes and swordfish and cook over medium heat until the swordfish begins to turn white.
- Add the milk and cream and carefully bring to the boil.
- Stir in the spinach and cover. Cook over medium heat until the spinach wilts.
- Stir in the salt and pepper according to taste, garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
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Swordfish makes a welcome alternative to more well-known fish like salmon, so why not order it in your next home delivery of seafood?
Buy swordfish fillets along with other delicious products with Planet Seafood’s fresh seafood delivery service in Melbourne.