Sep 19

Swai Vera Cruz

I finally broke into a bag of swai that I bought a while ago. If you don’t know what swai is, read this. A friend of mine introduced it to me not long ago…wish I’d discovered it sooner. It’s so good!


Delicious, versatile, and CHEAP!! You’ll be seeing a lot more of this on the blog, for sure.


Rice would be awesome with this…if you’re not counting carbs like me, make sure you include it!

Swai Vera Cruz
slightly adapted from Cheap Bastid Cooks

2 Swai filets
extra virgin olive oil
juice of one lime
salt and pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup sliced green olives
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup white wine
rice (optional)

Season fish with salt, pepper and cumin on both sides. Add oil to pan and cook fish on both sides (cut in half if needed). Remove from pan and set aside.

Add onion, garlic and jalapeno to pan, and season a bit with salt and pepper. Cook until softened, then add wine and let it start to bubble.

Add tomatoes and olives and let cook for a few minutes, then return fish to pan. Spoon some sauce on the fish and cook for a few minutes. Add 2/3 of the cilantro and stir through.

If using rice, add to plate. Place fish on rice along with some sauce. Add remaining cilantro.

Serves 2.

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One Response to Swai Vera Cruz

  1. Madeline Caminiti says:

    Looks awesome…I will definitely try it soon.

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