When my Hubby and I have date night, we often go to places where we can order a good appetizer and a drink. Well, we went out this week and ordered one of our favorites only to find out they were out of tuna. That wasn’t going to stop me from wanting it, so the next day I decided to recreate this dish at home and made it for our lunch. My excellent Hubby said mine was better than the one at the restaurant…Oops! I hope he still takes me out for it, I like dressing up!
This is one of my favorite appetizers when we are in the city. I love to eat my tuna raw and when I am certain the tuna is super fresh I just chop it or pound it and eat it! Also to add to the simple excellence, I cut some square wontons in half and give them a super quick fry in some olive oil…Today Heaven!!!! Continue reading
Linda and I were at a wedding in South Carolina this past July… One of the appetizers that was served there was this perfect little bite that you see here. I must have eaten at least five of them so that I could decipher what was in it. I recreated it today and I believe I hit the mark. My Hubby and I loved it and it is definitely one I will be making again soon! Continue reading
This time of year is the best for lettuce from the garden. Our new favorite to grow is Boston Bib or Big Boston from our heirloom seed collection. We buy almost all of our seeds from Bakers Creek because we know they are committed to saving heirloom seeds from all over the world….I highly recommend checking them out at rareseeds.com. Today’s lunch of lightly seared tuna with an awesome Asian inspired mayonnaise was delicious! And the little crunch from the crispy onions (also from the garden) was perfect!
I wait for this salad every year. There are no better salad greens than the little babies that pop up and need to be thinned out. Arugula so sweet you can’t believe it…and Boston Bib…there was even little baby greens from our new Bok Choy crop. The only thing I wanted to pair this excellent salad with was a perfectly cooked piece of Ahi Tuna and a very fresh Artisan baguette we picked up this morning from the Grower’s Market.
First In The Garden Baby Green Salad With Ahi Tuna
1 Ahi Tuna filet
1 Tbs cracked black pepper
1 Tbs kosher salt
3 cups baby greens from the garden or local grower’s market
1/4 cup vinaigrette of choice
Preheat a cast iron skillet with one Tbs of olive oil on medium high. Wash and rinse greens. Sprinkle both sides of the tuna with salt & pepper and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from the heat and rest for 5 minutes. Mix your greens dressing making sure not to over-dress, (you can always add more). Cut the tuna and serve with a crusty Artisan baguette. Delicious!
This past Saturday I was off to visit my favorite Boutique Hotel with my hubby! I shared this recipe with you all so you could join in on the fun! I love Tuna Carpaccio…And there is a restaurant in Philadelphia that my husband and I frequent when we are there. My husband is not a big fan of the city, but I am. So several times a year the love of my life takes me for my ‘City Fix’! I love the Carpaccio for breakfast at Parc Restaurant Bistro on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. My idea of heaven in breakfast is a mimosa and raw tuna. Go figure, but it is what it is. After a few times eating it at Parc, I finally deduced how to reproduce a version of my own at home… Continue reading