Saturday, March 29, 2008

Pan Fried Tuna Steak



Sides: Grilled Tuna steaks are very versatile. Serve them over a salad as a casual meal. For a special occasion, serve them with roasted or grilled potatoes, topped with herb butter.
Serves 4
Ingredients Directions
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
3 clove garlic minced
2 Tbsp minced ginger root
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp chili pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
4 8oz yellowfin tuna steaks (1 1/2" thick)
Marinade (30 minutes to 2 hours before serving)
Mix all ingredients on the left (except tuna) in a non-reactive bowl that is just big enough to hold the steaks in one layer.
Add the steaks and turn them to coat. They should be sitting very tightly in the bowl.
If you don't have the bowl of appropriate size, just pour the marinade into a large zip loc freezer bag, add the steaks, squeeze all the air out and close the bag.
If marinating only for 30 minutes leave the fish at room temperature.
If marinating longer than that, keep it in the fridge removing to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking.



Set a large frying pan on med-high heat.
Remove tuna from the marinade and dry on paper towels.
When the pan is hot, pour 2 Tbsp of oil from the marinade into the skillet.
Add tuna steaks to a pan. Shake the pan couple of times so that steaks don't stick. Sear 2.5 minutes on one side. Flip and sear 1.5 minutes on the other side. This will cook 1/4" of tuna on each side and leave the rest rare. If you like your tuna more cooked through, cover the pan, turn down the heat to medium and cook flipping the steaks half way until desired doneness.


1 tsp chopped rosemary
Sprinkle the steaks with rosemary, pour the pan juices over them, or top with garlic herb butter, and serve.

from - http://www.helenrennie.com/recipes/fish/grilled_tuna.html

I modified this recipe into this:

Juice of 2 Kalamansi
3 clove Garlic minced
2 Tbsp minced Ginger root
1/4 cup teriyaki Sauce
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp crushed peppercorns
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried thyme
4 8oz tuna steaks (1 1/2" thick)

Procedure:
I followed everything posted above ^_^ with a bit of revision.
I marinated the steaks for 30 minutes.
I did not wipe the steaks with paper towels, i just let the excess marinade drip
and cooked it well done.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Siknoy Noodle House

Siknoy Noodles
Near Cebu Doctor's University

We arrived late for the dinner. The food was already ordered and all we had to do was wait for it to be served :-) Mommy D' and Mommy Gwyn ordered for all of us. We had Shrimps, Patatim, Pancit, fried rice and Soup (mommy d' and mommy gwyn, help me out here on the names of the dishes...hehehe). The food arrived just on time for our hungry tummies :-) The place does not have any airs or pretensions, it is so simple, like a typical hangout for students out for a very affordable meal. The meal was really SWAK sa budget...hehehe...P300 per head (i think this is because we ordered for a second plate of shrimps). The place is quite cozy and clean, we stayed long and enjoyed the place.

Food and price - 5/5 very affordable and very delicious
Place - 3.5/5 quite out of the way, if you are not familiar with the place you might get lost. we almost did.
service - 5/5 prompt