Like a top-drawer beef steak, I also like my tuna steaks black on the outside and red in the middle.
To accomplish this, my tuna must be at least 3/4-inch thick (preferable 1-inch), with my heat searingly hot and a quick cooking time — about 2 minutes per side.
The following recipe is adapted from chef Tadashi Ono’s new book, The Japanese Grill. Chef Tadashi is the owner of New York’s Matsuri restaurant. So often cookbooks written by famous chefs (think Charlie Trotter) are quite complicated; the beauty in the following recipe lies in its simplicity.
I used more wasabi than the recipe called for; my tuna was 1-inch thick, and I substituted scallions for the chives.
Bourbon. As deeply carved into the American landscape as George Washington is into Mount Rushmore; as iconic of the American palate as hamburgers, fried chicken and apple pie. Bourbon, to beat the dead mule, is as quintessential to the American spirit as the presentation of homecoming queen at a football game’s half-time, Super Bowl Sunday, … Full recipe post »
Fantasize fillet mignon enrobed in a buttery bordelaise sauce, snuggled up to truffled mashed potatoes, followed by a triple chocolate torte decorated with candy hearts for Valentine’s Day. Romantic,yes? Wouldn’t a meal such as this light the fire for an evening d’amour with my hubby? Not unless said romantic evening means staggering from the table, … Full recipe post »
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