During July, Dom hit the injured reserved list. There wasn’t too much to do except hang out together and try to figure out how to make tasty, lower-in-fat meals. Luckily for me, our friends kept showing up with all kinds of treats. Our friend, Fran, who knows Dom well, showed up with two right off the boat Tuna Steaks. So, the dinner menu was solved for that night.
It’s time to put on your apron!
Tuna steaks with wasabi aioli and tuxedo sesame seeds. I covered the steaks in the aioli and sesame seeds, left them on the counter for half an hour, and then grilled them on very high heat for 3 minutes per side.
Here is the recipe for the Wasabi Aioli –
- 1/2 cup light Hellman’s mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon wasabi paste (adjust to your preferred level of spiciness)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine the mayonnaise, wasabi paste, minced garlic, and lemon juice in a small bowl.
- Mix well until all the ingredients are fully combined.
- Taste the aioli and adjust the amount of wasabi paste to suit your preference for spiciness.
I decided to roast some broccoli with sweet potatoes and used a recipe for Harissa Vinaigrette that I found in my Milk Street magazine.
Harissa Vinaigrette (Milk Street)
- 2 and 1/2 tablespoons of white vinegar (I used my homemade strawberry vinegar)
- 3 tablespoons of raisins (I used the raisins that I marinate in Lambrusco)
- 1/3 cup of EVOO
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of harissa paste
- 3 tablespoons of lime juice
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- Shake well
I roasted the vegetables with some EVOO and salt and pepper. After the vegetables were nicely browned, I dressed them with the Harissa Vinaigrette and topped with pickled onions I had made earlier.
This delicious, healthy, and very satisfying meal was easy to prepare. I hope you give it a try.
Coming next Tuesday – Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread
I am sending this post over to my friend Donna at Retirement Reflection to participate in their monthly What’s Been on My Plate in October? (https://retirementreflections.com). Lots of good stories and recipes can be found there. Take a look if you get a chance.