Thursday, May 14, 2009

BB: Tuna Salad- The Real Stuff

I was thrilled that Tuna Salad was selected as the first Barefoot Bloggers May recipe. Kate of Warm Olives and Cool Cocktails, authors a fabulous blog and she could not have picked a better dish! Regardless of the price and extra effort in finding fresh tuna, the flavors truly delivered.

I was a bit concerned about the lime juice in this recipe as I am more accustomed to lemon with seafood. However, I found it truly complemented the tuna. I think lemon would be a bit harsh. The avocado brought creaminess to the party, while the red onion and scallion a bit of crunch. I did not know what to expect from an aesthetic perspective, because I had not seen a picture of this dish, but after the first bite, it tasted so good, I did not care what it looked like. This was prepared at my sister's home, and wish I would have brought a stainless steel pan as she only has non-stick coookware which did not give the sear I expected. Although the seared color was not pronounced, the flavor more than made up for that fault. I found the tuna to be perfectly rare while my sister indicated to cook for only 45 seconds as opposed to the 1 minute.

Please be sure to visit Warm Olives and Cool Cocktails for the full Ina Garten recipe and note I omitted the hot sauce and used reduced sodium soy sauce.

7 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Looks just so good.

I did a backtrack.

BMK said...

This was a good one! I did sub salmon for the tuna. I love your idea of serving it over rice. Ina needed your idea, I feel like hers was missing something in the picture!

Penny said...

Your tuna looks way better than mine. I wish I had had the courage to serve it rare.

Kate said...

I didn't serve mine rare, just not enough confidence that I can do a sear properly in my crappy little kitchen. And I'm with you, I used reduced sodium soy as well, and NO added salt. I'm so glad you gave this an enthusiastic try, and it looks like it turned out terrific.

Elizabeth said...

love the idea of the rice...looks wonderful!

Tonya @ What's On My Plate said...

i was curious about the lime flavours too. i loved it!

Kimberly said...

We loved this one, too!

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