Friday, September 23, 2011

Foodie Friday

Maple-Glazed Tuna
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons maple syrup (see Tip)
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup olive oil
Four 6-ounce tuna fillets
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 cilantro sprigs

1. Whisk together the mustard, maple syrup, lime juice, and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Set aside.
2. Season the tuna on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add the tuna and cook for 30 seconds on each side.
3. Remove from the pan and brush both sides of the tuna with the maple-mustard glaze. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with the cilantro. Serve with the pear-potato salad.

1/4 cup olive oil
1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters or 1/2-inch pieces
2 Bosc pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup blanched almonds, roughly chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup shredded baby spinach

1. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the potatoes and sauté until golden, about 12 minutes. Add the pears, onion, garlic, almonds, and curry powder and sauté for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper. Toss with the lemon juice and spinach.

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