Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Recipe (kinda): Ahi Tuna Salad
I went to a local restaurant called Salt Life Food Shack a few weeks ago for the first time and I had an ahi tuna asian whatever salad that I absolutely loved. I tried to replicate it last night and even though I cooked the tuna a little too long it was still really good...so good in fact that I made it again tonight and did a much better job on the tuna. This definitely isn't "fall food" but I'm just not ready for all of that heaviness yet.
To make this:
1. Salt and pepper (and sesame seeds, if you want) a fresh piece of tuna. Lightly oil a grill pan and, over medium, slowly sear both sides of the steak. I cook it until there is just the smallest amount of pink around the sides. Once it's cooked to my liking, let it sit on a cutting board for a few minutes.
2. My salad contains chopped romaine lettuce and a bunch of coleslaw cabbage mix from a bag (this is serious cooking business right here!). And because I've got a problem with avocado, a bunch of chopped up avocado. In my defense..it was on the salad from Salt Life so I was just trying to be authentic. :-)
3. For the dressing...I love this: Kraft Light Toasted Sesame Dressing. I hate bottled dressings. I usually always make my own salad dressing but I wasn't feeling it the other night so I just bought a few...I probably bought 4 different kinds trying to find one that I liked and this one is fantastic..and light!