Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What's for dinner tonight?

It seems that quite a few people enjoyed last week's "What's for Dinner Tonight?" post so I'm thinking of doing it on a fairly regular basis.  I'd love to try more recipes from dLife and I'll probably throw in some other meals I like to make too.  This week, I thought I'd share my current favorite dLife recipe, Grilled Wasabi Tuna. I've made this four times and we love it!

As usual, I varied from the ingredient list a bit.  I couldn't find wasabi powder in my supermarket, but they had wasabi sauce so I picked that up.  I also don't keep regular brown sugar on hand because I always use Splenda brown sugar blend.  And I used regular pepper (not white) and regular soy sauce (not low sodium).  I think when we finish up this bottle of soy sauce I will give the low sodium version a try.

I often don't measure when I cook, I just guesstimate.  I always marinate in zip-loc bag, so I just plopped the ingredients in the bag and smooshed them around until they were blended together.  Then I popped in the lovely tuna steak, squeezed out all of the air and sealed up the bag.

The recipe says to marinate the tuna for 10 - 15 minutes, but I usually leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours.  It gives the tuna a delicious flavor that isn't overwhelming at all.

Once Pete gets home from work he is in charge of cooking the tuna out on the grill.  We also had some grilled Ciabatta bread and a foil pack of snap peas.

And here it is!  Yummy!!  The marinade gave the tuna a really nice flavor that isn't at all spicy.  Maybe using wasabi powder instead of sauce would give it more heat.  While I wouldn't mind that at all, I love this recipe just like this too.  (Quick note:  To be honest, I usually make a larger portion of vegetables but I didn't make it to the grocery store that day so we just ate what was left in the crisper.)

What's for dinner next?  I'm not sure.  What do you like to serve?  Or what recipe would you like to hear about?


  1. Looks so very delish!
    Thanks for sharing. ;-)

  2. Looks and sounds good as long as there really is no heat. I cannot do anything spicy at all. I know, I am the biggest MexiCan't on the planet.


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