Still not spring here yet, but you can tell it's coming. The nurseries are starting to fill up with color and it was a little warmer out today, although by the time we cranked up the grill, it got chilly out! We even went for somewhat healthy. Grilled Tuna. but we also grilled a prime Sirloin Steak, hey, can't be all good all the time! A sort of surf and turf. I guess we're so used to ordered in takeout, we need a choice for dinner even when I cook :)
and I made one of those vegetable pasta dishes that is just thrown together with whatever is left in the frig. I found some Anelletti pasta at Trader Joe's. Little rings, looks like cheerio's. Some places have it and it called Annellini. Whatever you call it, they were really good, a fun shape, I'll definitely get more. I sauteed up some onions, and a whole lot of button mushrooms, quartered. Lots of salt and pepper and olive oil, and towards to end of sauteeing, I threw in some orange and red tiny tomatoes along with a bag of fresh baby spinach. Tossed it all with the Anelletti. Went well with the steak and the tuna. The tuna recipe called for cubes, I left it whole, marinated for a few hours. Great recipe from Ilisa at The Ramen Chronicles blog. I've made it before for my friends when they've come for lunch. Very big hit. This time I left the steaks whole and didn't serve it with dipping sauce.
Tuna Sates with Wasabi Mayo
posted by Ilisa at The Ramen Chronicles blog
1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
juice of one lemon
5 tablespoons wasabi paste, or to taste
4 12-ounce tuna steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
Stir all ingredients together. Put tuna cubes in a bowl and cover with 1 cup (or more, if needed) of the wasabi mixture. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight. Put remaining wasabi mixture in a bowl for dipping and refrigerate overnight.
Either sear tuna in a very hot pan with olive oil, just a minute each side, or stick it on a prepared skewer and grill over very hot coals for a few minutes each side. Serve tuna satés with chilled wasabi mayo for dipping.
You can cut this recipe in half for a smaller group.
Anelletti Pasta with Sauteed Vegetables