Who’s Fancy now?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Dinners | 0 comments

In my humble opinion, a meal made with seafood is fancy. This great tuna recipe is guaranteed to be a hit and will make any dinner memorable.

Seared Tuna

4 tuna steaks (about 6 ounces each), fresh, or if frozen, thawed completely.

1/4 cup of teriyaki Sauce

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoon of canola oil, divided

1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 cup of sesame seeds

In a small bowl, stir together the teriyaki, honey, garlic powder and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Place the tuna in this teriyaki mixture, coating all sides of the steak. The longer the steaks marinades in the teriyaki mixture, the more flavor it will absorb. I usually let it marinade for 15 – 20 minutes.

Pour the sesame seeds onto a plate, and then press the tuna steak onto the seeds to allow them to stick.

In a skillet, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil on high heat. Place the tuna in the hot plan, and sear it for about 40 seconds per side – for rare. If you prefer it to be cooked more, give it a minute or a minute and a half per side. Serve hot and enjoy!

Sauteed Squash

This squash side dish is not only easy, but it’s full of color and flavor. It’s a wonderful compliment to most any main dish, and goes great with the tuna recipe shown above.

2-3 yellow squash

2-3 zucchini squash

1 tablespoon of butter

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper (about 4-5 grinds…depending on your taste)

Wash the squash with cool water, and slice into 1/2 inch wide slices, discarding the end pieces. Melt the butter on medium heat in a large skillet that has a lid. Once the butter has melted, put the squash in the skillet. Add salt and pepper and allow to cook for about 10 minutes, stirring and turning the squash to cook evenly. Then cover and turn the heat off. If you cook more then squash will get very soft. Based on your taste you can either cook to desired softness.

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