Monday, January 26, 2009

Saturday Night Specials

When I was growing up we had what the family referred to as Saturday Night Specials. This was a hot dog not your ordinary Oscar Meyer hot dog we had bratwurst and knackwurst from the butcher shop. My parents were stationed in Germany and came back with a love for the dogs and I don't mean German Shepherds.

So each Saturday night I will try and continue the specials. This week we had Tuna Steaks with Tangerine roasted red pepper salsa. I found this recipe in Robin Miller Quick Fix Meals.When you purchase the steaks they will be dark pink in color with no skin and no bones after it is cooked they look just like a beef steak. The picture does not do justice for how great these are. I am a cook but not a photographer. I am getting better please bear with me.

Grilled Tuna Steaks With Tangerine- Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

Four Tuna Steaks(preferably sushi quality)
1 1/2 Cups of tangerine sections Chopped
1/2 c diced roasted red peppers
2 tablespoons minced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Coat a stove-top grill pan or outdoor grill with cooking spray and preheat to medium-high.
Season the tuna steaks all over with salt and pepper and place in the pan or on the grill. Cook until well seared and cooked to your desired degree of doneness, 3 to 5 minutes per side.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the tangerine, peppers, onion, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, and garlic powder, tossing to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve tuna with the salsa spooned over the top.

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