Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Pairing with Pan Seared Ginger Tuna

Last night dinner came out great.  We had some tuna steaks in the fridge, they were a quick thaw in a bowl of water for 20 minutes.  The recipe on the back of the bag of fish sounded good, but as usual there were ingredients I didn't have on hand.  Being 15 minutes to the nearest grocery store, I opted to substitute.  Here's what I came up with.

Tuna rubbed with Lemon Juice,
Seared for 3 minutes on each side (I might go 3 1/2 or 4 minutes next time)

Remove tuna and put into pan in order
2 tbsp. Pear Honey Wine (this replaced the mirin rice wine I didn't have)
1 tbsp. fresh squeezed Lemon juice
2  tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. minced slightly dried ginger (this replaced the fresh I didn't have)
3 tbsp. sweet onions (this replaced the scallions I didn't have)
Salt and Pepper
(I used these amount for each tuna steak)
Then pour this over the tuna.

I made some rice and some veggies (spinach, cauliflower, and red pepper cooked ala dent (sp?).

As for the food pairing.  We made Sangrias with our Pear Honey Wine, with club soda and fresh squeezed lemon, lime and orange. 

I'm learning my quickest dinners seem to be the best.  I'm sorry, I forgot to take a pic of the meal, but hey my daughter didn't offer a single word of objection when I asked her to clean the kitchen afterwards.

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