RCIA classes - there is something about Catholicism, just as there is something about Anglicanism for me. Perhaps it is the tradition, the order with which every action is done, and the meaning every word, every movement has. After communion (well, a blessing for me), I prayed to find a good tuna steak (seriously, I did! It isn't blasphemous to pray to find good food!), and God acquiesced.
Granville Island Public Market (that, and its just an experience in and of itself every time I'm in there!).
kaffir lime leaves!!! I can't find these anywhere! Oh joy!' and my friends looking at me oddly as did a celebratory dance in the middle of the stall. They really can't take me anywhere, or at least anywhere concerning cooking.
The fish is full of omega-3 fatty acids, yet it is also full of mercury, so please, only partake once a month (and if pregnant, don't consume at all!)
(adapted from Use Real Butter Blog)
1 ahi tuna steak, 1/2 lb.
1/4 c. sesame seeds
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. black pepper, coarsely ground
1 lime, juiced and zest(ed)
3 tbs. grapeseed oil
1/4 c. mayonnaise
1 tbs. wasabi powder
3 tbs. water
1/4 c. soy sauce
2 tbs. brown sugar
3 tbs. rice wine vinegar
1. Combine sesame seeds, pepper, salt, lime zest and juice in bowl. Dry the tuna steak with paper towel, then completely coat in the mix - press seeds and seasoning in.
2. Mix mayo, wasabi and water in a bowl until smooth, set aside. Mix soy sauce, brown sugar and rice wine vinegar in a small saucepan. Simmer until it has reduced - about a minute (and it thickens afterwards too! Remember that!).
3. Heat grapeseed oil over high heat in a cast iron frying pan. When it is hot (take some water on your fingers and flick it in - it should sizzle!). Place steak in, and sear for about 50 seconds on the large flat bottom and top, and about 20 seconds on the sides. Remove steak to a cutting board and slice into peices about 1/2 inch thick.
4. Set on a bed of greens or whatever salad stuff you choose. Drizzle plate with the mayo mix, and then the soy sauce mix.
5. Pray. Eat. Enjoy. Perhaps attend a mass.