Monday, April 23, 2012

Easy Entertaining Featuring Seafood

On Saturday night my neighbors decided to do an impromptu get together. My husband and I spent the majority of the day walking around the city and soaking me the last remnants of the day's sunshine so when 7pm (the time the party started) we looked at each other and were like "oh sh**" what are we going to make? We had no food at the house and didn't want to bring something processed. So we bolted  to Wholefoods and I spotted some blacked sesame ahi tuna steaks. We literally made this appetizer in under 10 minutes and arrived fashionably late at our neighbor's house ( they live two doors down it took about 10 seconds to get there). This appetizer was a hit with the party so I wanted to share the recipe in case anyone else needed to devise a  yummy, healthy, and semi-fancy dish in under 10 minutes.


1.) Purchase some ahi tuna steaks with sesame seeds. If you can't find any just coat brush the tuna steak with a mixture of sesame oil + soy sauce then press it into sesame seeds
2.) Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over high heat until very hot. Place the steaks in the pan and sear for about 30 seconds on each side.
3.) Cut the tuna into pieces and lay on salad greens coated with sesame dressing.
4.) Dipping Sauce: fresh grated ginger with soy sauce and two squirts of lemon.

My other neighbor brought some fresh oysters to the party so we had a mini oyster station. Oyster shucking lesson included of course. 

A selection of olives, peppers, and french bread with dipping sauce.

Plates of meats and cheeses.

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