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Two of my greatest loves are eating good food and talking about my experiences with the talented men and women of the World Wrestling Federation, and Can You Take the Heat? more than fills the bill on both fronts! In this cookbook, you will enjoy a wide variety of delicious recipes from all the Superstars (even a few recipes that have been in my family for generations) and will get an upclose, behind-the-scenes look at the most talented sports entertainers in the world. Good groceries and the World Wrestling Federation: an unbeatable tag team!Jim Ross
Swordfish a la Helmsly
Makes 3 to 4 servings
"Triple H is one of the most intelligent and best-conditioned athletes in the business, and he knows as much about nutrition as anyone. He started concentrating on bodybuilding as a teenager, and he has since shown many of his fellow grapplers the correct way to eat. It's important to use fresh swordfish and to avoid overcooking because it can get as tough as shoe leather. Old J.R. can also live without the watercress."
1 teaspoon butter or low-fat spray
1 1/2 pounds swordfish steaks
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons dried sweet or regular basil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1. Grease a broiler rack or broiling pan with the butter and place it about 2 inches below the broiler element. Preheat the broiler.
2. Wash the steaks and sprinkle them with the salt,pepper, and paprika. Place the steaks on the preheated broiler rack.
3. Coat the top of the steaks with half the olive oil and broil for 3 minutes. Turn the steaks over and coat the other side with the remaining olive oil, then sprinkle with the basil. Broil for an additional 4 to 5 minutes.
4. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and, if desired, garnish with watercress.