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Black-Pepper-Crusted Tuna and Green-Beans

These 2 recipes came from Glamour Magazine in 2013. YES! Both are easy to make and very yummy. This is such an easy appetizer you can make 3 pieces of tuna—my way in less then 5 minutes! The right way to eat seared tuna is raw on the inside. Its not worth spending the money on sushi grade tuna if you cook it all the way through — just buy a can of tuna instead.


Black-Pepper-Crusted Tuna with
Red-Onion Worcestershire Dressing

3 small red onions sliced
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 ketchup
2 T Worcestershire Sauce
2 T chopped tarragon
2 T fresh cilantro
2 T fresh chives
1.5 t hot sauce
1.5 t sea salt

I mix this all in a dressing jar and shake.

Tuna My Way
I purchase Sushi Grade Tuna. I take a fry pan and make it very hot and put the olive oil on the tuna with salt and pepper then I sear it for about 45 seconds each side. (I look at the sides of the tuna once I see it cooked on the bottom I flip then, again oil and salt and pepper.)

A pet peeve of mine is the smell of fish. I do not deal well with it. So three things happen when I make fish — any kind of fish. ONE I wear a shower cap because my hair catches all smells (sorry no picture of that even though it would be funny)— TWO after the fish is done I take a shower. THIRD I put cinnamon in my oven and light candles to get rid of the smell.

Green-Beans with Sesame Seeds
1LB green beans, trimmed
2 t olive oil
2 t of sesame seeds
Salt and pepper

Cook beans in salted boiling water for 2 minutes, and transfer to ice bath. (I just put under cold water)

Mix with olive oil and seeds, salt and pepper.




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