I had quite a weekend, in terms of cooking, last weekend. I made a few treats for a dear friend’s bridal shower, and then hosted a dinner party for some old friends.
Let’s tackle the dinner party first. You have to love dinner parties. Either throwing one or attending one. What’s more ubiquitous across cultures than sharing a meal in the home?
My typical dinner party starts with an appetizer, main entree of some sort of meaty dish, with a few sides and then dessert. This time around, I broke my own rule. One friend happened to love my stewed oxtail, another friend loves duck. Also, I still had some of the lovely tuna Dave caught vacuum sealed and frozen, I decided to do an air, land and sea themed dinner.
Nothing tastes better than fresh fish from the sea.
My husband, Dave, went fishing with some friends on Saturday and came back with quite a haul.
I admit, I’ve never cooked fish well, but how can you go wrong with fish this fresh! How will you taste the freshness of you cook it too much? I decided to cheat and make a simple poke/ceviche instead.
Simple Tuna Poke.
½ pound tuna steak, diced into bite-sized cubes
2 tsp sesame oil
1 inch ginger, sliced
1 lemon, zested
1-2 scallions, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice
Sprinkle of sesame seeds
Dice tuna and set into a cold stainless steel bowl. Toss with salt, pepper and sesame oil. Place the tuna back in the fridge before preparing slicing ginger, scallions, zest lemon and lemon juice. Toss everything in with the tuna and let rest in the fridge for half an hour.
Feel free to serve it on a leaf green salad or some sliced avocado. Whatever you want. It’s your dish.