Wednesday, September 3, 2008

the Pantry Pickin' Continues...

From the freezer:
Wild caught Yellow Fin Tuna Steaks
Pantry and fridge staples:
eggs (hard boiled)
dijon mustard
salt and pepper
sourdough bread
Garden Fresh:
green beans
fresh thyme, garlic chives, oregano and basil
oak leaf lettuce
english cucumber
Season tuna steaks with olive oil, lemon juice, chopped herbs, salt and pepper and grill on a bed of flowering oregano. While fish is grilling, make a basic vinaigrette dressing of 3/4 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup lemon juice and a tablespoon of dijon mustard
Then build a Nicoise Salad starting with a bed of the lettuce, topping with hard boiled eggs, quartered tomatoes, sliced cuke, blanched green beans, olives, minced onion and a final sprinkle with capers. Grilled tuna goes in the center. Drizzle liberally with the lemony vinaigrette, more chopped herbs, salt and pepper. I was missing the classic French addition of small new potatoes in my pantry...but instead added a few cubes of my favorite locally made sourdough bread to sop up the vinaigrette. oh my, we were very happy and satisfied with this meal! I could easily eat it every night... Maybe substituting with grilled chicken next time. The MAN is very content to be the recipient of my self-induced pantry pickin' blog challenge. Even patiently waiting for photo finishing before diving in. There was plenty leftover for lunch tomorrow although I haven't tired of tomato sandwiches, yet.Happy to report: still no run to the 'store for more'...but I must admit to the purchase of a new loaf of the bread today. However, I bought it at the CSA farm shed, not at the store.
I love loopholes...

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