grilled soy(a) tuna

This isn’t so much a recipe as just a great idea – came across it on Twitter the other day and now can’t remember who posted it. Anyhow, you just take some fresh tuna steaks, lightly salt & pepper them and set aside. Then sautée some spring onion and garlic in olive oil; when nicely browned push to one side of the pan and add the tuna. When the tuna is cooked to your liking splash some soy/soya sauce into the pan, turn tuna to coat in sauce. Done!

Very simple and very tasty.

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marinated tuna brochettes

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This dish was inspired by a lovely tuna ventresca marinated in soya sauce and served with black olive paté that I had the other day at La Azotea, which somehow ended up as brochettes and I forgot the olive paté. Anyhow, they were delicious and super easy to make – can’t wait to try them on the barbeque!

Ingredients and instructions below…

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salmon a la ribereña

My buddy raincoaster was recently asking around for a simple yet delicious way of preparing salmon steaks and I immediately thought of this fabulous dish from Janet Mendel’s Cooking In Spain – though at the time I was in Málaga and so had to send Rain the recipe from memory. It’s a recipe I have used a lot, especially for special meals like birthdays or New Year’s eve at home. I’ve always assumed Janet meant cooked ham not jamón serrano… and I have no idea if my version turns out the way it is meant to. For example, Janet suggests adding some fish broth to thin out the sauce if necessary but, as I seldom have fish broth kicking around, I just add more cava. Works for me!

Recipe and instructions below the links.

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rice salad

This is a very simple dish that’s perfect for summer snacking as it will keep well in the fridge for at least 2-3 days. It’s also quite versatile, kind of like a risotto, in that the ingredients can be changed to suit personal tastes, including leaving out the tuna for a nice vegetarian option. This was originally made for me by a friend using only mayonnaise, but I find “salsa az” much lighter, though for this salad I leave out the garlic.

Instructions below the links.

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pescaíto frito

It all started on Twitter the other day when @OstreaEdulis asked me about the breading on some cazón en adobo that he was enjoying in Jerez. I said they were probably using harina para freír … and before I knew it I was in the market yesterday buying some fish and squid to fry. Then I stopped off at the supermarket to pick up some special flour for frying. I don’t fry much at home (prefer to let the tapas bars do it for me) so it had been a few years since I’d used this flour. I’d forgotten how perfect it was, giving a nice even coating and with a lovely “dry” finish – not greasy at all – as you can see in the two top pics (the bottom one is of pan-fried chiperones). Click to enlarge.

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low carb eating

low-carb

It seemed a good idea to start off this blog with what started it off in the first place – these pics I’d spontaneously taken of a wonderful fish dinner I was about to make. I posted them on Twitter and Fotki and was then asked if there was going to be a blog … and well, what the heck.

For the past month or so I’ve been working on a new low-carb diet, which I think will suit me very well at this time and place in my life. And this meal proved without a doubt that low-carb is not hard to take at all.

Fresh tuna and swordfish steaks, salted & peppered, then cooked in virgin olive oil with plenty of garlic, and served with steamed broccoli. It doesn’t get any simpler or more fabulous than this.

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