I wasn't certain if Hubby or I would like fresh tuna.
It is not a fish I am familiar with (in steak form) so I only
used a 1/2 pound piece for this recipe. When I saw the
price of tuna I couldn't believe it - $24.99 per lb.
Luckily Wegman's also carried the preserved lemons.
I am happy to report that we both loved this incredible recipe.
I prepared the marinade and put the tuna in the refrigerator
overnight. While I cooked the tuna the next day I prepared
the salsa, which I also thought was just delicious.
It had just the right amount of heat without overpowering the tuna.
I forgot to buy tapenade so I decided to slice some black olives as a
garnish.I am always buying black olives in 6 packs and this week there
wasn't a can to be had in my house. We enjoyed this delicious recipe
with fresh corn on the cob and beautiful farm fresh tomatoes.
I also had sticker shock when I saw the price of tuna.
Luckily Nana provided a "special delivery" and gave me her extra herbs,
peppers and those wonderful preserved lemons - that I had little
chance of hunting down on my own this week.
Yup- lucky indeed that I get this much help and lucky because
this was simply a fabulous recipe. My guys all love fresh fish
(plus Dorie's recipes) and were chomping at the bit to try this.
I have to laugh because even with little containers of ingredients
delivered to my door, I still managed to forget a few items. The
peppers Nana shared I mistook for sun dried tomatoes (no, I didn't
open the container until I went to cut them up...) so I opted out
of that addition to the tuna. I also passed on the tapenade. I did
find a purple pepper at my local farm and thought that would be fun
for color, along with a yellow one to offset all the red of the salsa.
I used some of my remaining "Martha Wrap" that is part
parchment, part foil and it worked like a charm.
As expected, they all liked it very much.
And I can assure you that I would not have sprung for the
fresh tuna nor added the combination of ingredients to it that
this recipe from "Around My French Table" called for it. Which
makes it all the more enjoyable of an adventure.
Happy French Friday ~