Sunday, January 2, 2011

An Easy Fancy Dinner

For NYE, Manatee and I decided to stay in and cook together. We wanted to do something a little fancier than normal but didn't want to spend the day cooking. We decided on peppered tuna steaks with buttered green beans and mushrooms (and salad and sourdough bread). This was a super easy thing to make and it was delicious.

Peppered Tuna Steak with Sweet and Tangy Marinade

2 ahi tuna steaks
Ground Black Pepper
Oil for grill

Oil the grill.

Grind some black pepper and press into tuna steaks. 

Place steaks on heated grill. Brush on marinade (recipe below). 

Grill for 4-6 minutes. 


1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
1/4 soy sauce

Whisk ingredients together. Use for basting and pour marinade over steaks when finished grilling.

Butter Green Beans and Mushrooms

6 oz sliced shitake mushrooms (stems removed)
6 oz sliced cremini mushrooms
1 garlic clove minced
2 Tbsp of butter
Salt and Pepper

Blanche green beans by steaming for 4 minutes and then dunking in ice water and placing on towel.

Melt 2 Tbsp butter in pan. 

Add mushrooms and salt and pepper. Saute for approx 8 minutes until mushroom juice evaporates.

Add minced garlic and sautee for 1 minute.

Add green beans and sautee until thoroughly heated.

Serve and enjoy!

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