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The taste of summer

Grilling is one of those things completely synonymous with summer. Say, “it’s summer,”or, “it’s grilling season,” and everyone knows what you mean. Warmth, sunshine, fresh air, fresh food, friend and good times. We had no shortage of that as we started our Independence Day weekend.

I have stopped eating most meat for a variety of reasons but I still eat fish and other seafood. So instead of the usual burgers or brats or, as Husband made for himself and our guests, bbq ribs, I get a delicious tuna steak. I always buy from the butcher whenever I get a chunk o’ fish like this, even though it was $14.75/lb. It just tastes better and I think fresh(er) fish holds  up better on the grill too.

I used a recipe from America’s Test Kitchen for the tuna and it is so good. Simply put, make your favorite vinaigrette using honey instead of sugar, pour it on both sides of the tuna steak, and grill. The vinegar will help the flavor of the sauce permeate the fish, and the honey will help the outside brown nicely.

  • 3 Tbsp each lemon juice and red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 C olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2Tbsp fresh thyme or rosemary

Put it all in a sealable jar and shake it like your life depends on a well mixed vinaigrette.

For our side dish I made Chickpea Taboulleh from ThugKitchen.com. Warning: expect a lot of swearing, but really delicious food.

I love summer and a good meal like this is just one of the many reasons.


Menu Plan Monday, the Resurgence

Wow, I took a look at my archives and realized I hadn’t posted a Menu Plan Monday since 2013! Menu planning, like most planning, is something that I struggle with. It’s hard to come up with a plan for a week’s worth of food when household daily schedules are so varied, people aren’t home at the same time, and life outside the house stops for no one. It also doesn’t help that Continue reading Menu Plan Monday, the Resurgence

Tuna Burgers

As I mentioned in a previous post I dislike eating something unhealthy after a workout, but am too exhausted to really cook anything. Well I think I may have found my go-to for my uninspired workout day dinner blues. The Tuna Burger. It’s simple, tasty, and versatile. It came from CanYouStayForDinner.com. Continue reading Tuna Burgers