I haven’t made this in a bit but was thinking about it coming home from work…
It’s your regular tuna filets marinated in picked juice before cooking.
After it’s looking a little cooked—-like 2-3 hours you can pan fry your tuna.
Once pan fried to just barely done, you can shred it to your liking with a fork. I’m happy with pretty decent sized chunks.
Next you add the fun stuff…1-2 green onions to taste, 3 or so Tablespoons of green olives, some sliced pickle to taste, powdered dill, salt and pepper to taste….and I dislike an all Mayo tuna so I use this: 1.5 Tbl Mayo, 1.5 Tbl lemon olive oil, and 2 Tbl vinegar of choice.
Mix it up and let it rest for like 30 minutes or more so everything marries well.
I served on a salad with some cucs, tomatoes and micro greens.
So Bon Appetit graces me daily with piles of new recipes…piles. Today a recipe caught my eye—well two. One for a Greek spinach rice and the other was a slightly Japanese style corn rice. I’m hitting both!
I thought about his since like 2 pm when I got the email and knew that salmon was the best choice to make this happen….alas. The freezers gave me Cobia. i didn’t find fresh corn but I had canned white corn.
I failed at chronicling every detail but I do have some pics.
For the corn…
1 cup rice
1 can white corn
2 cups water less the corn liquid and 1 Tbl soy sauce/tamari…combined should be 2 cups
I garnished with some fresh cilantro and fresh rosemary because that’s what I had…
I did it in the Instant Pot on the rice setting.
For the Cobia….
Cobia got a quick marinade in some lemon olive oil, tamari, garlic and onion powder. Then pan sautéed.
I soaked a batch of Rancho Gordo Corona Beans (which I see are sold out with a waitlist today — so I lucked out with my two bags.
This guys grow when soaked!
I cooked them with leftover cooking broth from the buckeye beans.
The broth is less clear than normal due to the cooking broth. These beans cook up to be nice and creamy with a flavor reminiscent of baked potato. Sautéed a batch with some beet greens as a seat for some mahi.
More corona bean stories to come! It’s a big batch.
It’s been like 20 years since I have been to El Cholo…near USC it used to be a frequent place to eat…I swear to this day I sat at the table next to George Takei one night…but I digress…
Returning from the doll show in Orange County Sunday and I was mulling over non valley spots to dine and then the 101 was closed north of the 10 which caused the 5 to get gnarly causing me to hop on the 10 and el cholo became the obvious choice…
I’ve always loved the original menus on display with 1920s prices (no pics today, but like a nickel for a taco…)
I got the Cadillac which is made from a house bottled mix (which they sell)
And Jim got the pineapple-Serrano. This puppy had a nice burn on the way down
Enchilada mariscos for me….lobster scallop and shrimp with a nice sauce
Jim got the “special” mariscos fajitas
(Did you notice the green rice)
This is Jim looking sad because we missed the seasonal green corn tamale by a week
If you have ever been to el cholo, you know they wrap up the meal with house made pralines