A nice quick dinner tonight after the heavy headiness of Sunday’s Coq au van (which Mr M has promised to blog about in a min)!
This has to one of the best salads, the crunch of leaves and beans, the soft crumble of the egg,.flakes of tuna, piquant garlic dressing, fresh bursts of flavour from the tomato, cucumber and shallots, all combining and shot with occasional salty tang from the olives. Winner. No anchovies in this incarnation, but the olives brought enough salty savouriness.
Mr M gave it an 8.
A quick and easy start to a month of Turkish cooking. We returned to the recipes of Claudia Roden, I didn’t really associate fish like Tuna with Turkey but this appealed. A nice change from last month’s cheese fest!
Tuna steaks were seasoned and a little lemon squeezed over them. I cooked and mashed potatoes, then stirred in olive oil generously. Seasoned. Added parsley and chopped spring onion. I normally like my mash really creamy but the olive oil was a treat as something different.
The tuna steaks were cooked in a hot oil for about minute each side (I didn’t quite manage to keep it rare) then served with oil, parsley and lemon dressing, the mash and some boiled veg.
Tasty and light Mr M gave it 7.5.
Knowing that we would be eating out for dinner, we planned an Italian lunch. Making the most of some nice tuna and borlotti beans we had in the cupboard, this was simple and tasty.
The beans and tuna were combined in a bowl with finely sliced red onion, cherry tomatoes and parsley. A dressing of olive oil, lemon, garlic and dijon mustard coated the mix.
Two pieces of ciabatta bread each were generously slathered in oil, before being toasted in a hot griddle pan. Toasted bread was then piled with a topping mountain and greedily consumed. 7.5 for this effort. Tomorrow I’ll attempt something a little more ambitious.