Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rosie's Lunch. Seared Tuna With A Lemon, Butter, and Caper Sauce, Steamed Broccoli, And Mixed Greens.

Rosie's home alone today.
It's a Monday. Mr. Hawthorne is at work.
It's lunch time and I'm hungry. Can you tell what this is? It's broccoli on the left, tuna in the middle, and some garden greens on the right.
We'd picked up two tuna filets at the Teeter. I'm using one for lunch.
Here's my lunch-to-be: broccoli, lemon, tuna.
I always peel my broccoli stems.
Just a few grinds of pepper and salt on the tuna.
Melt unsalted butter in pan over medium high. Add in oil - any kind - to lower the smoke point. OK. Not motor oil.
Place filet in hot butter and oil.
If you'd like to brown your butter, even better. Be careful. Brown can go to burn in a heartbeat.
I cooked my tuna steak, a little over an inch thick, for 1 1/2 minutes each side. Monday morning quarterbacking: I would have gone less heat or less time for a bit rarer.
I thought it was great right here when I took it off the heat. Dang it all. I gotta follow my own advice with shrimp. TAKE IT OFF BEFORE you think it's ready! I forgot to take pictures of the broccoli, but I had the steamer going and put the broccoli in for 1 1/2 minutes. I like mine crisp/tender.
For the sauce, I melted butter and added lemon juice and ...
... some capers.
Pour the lemon butter caper sauce over the tuna. This was a most excellent meal. Sometimes I just like to treat myself to something simple, easy, and plain wonderful. Because I'm worth it.
Lightly steamed broccoli with butter and lemon juice, seared tuna with a lemon butter caper sauce, and greens with buttah and vinegar. MY lunch which I made for ME. You are important. Celebrate yourself. Make breakfast, lunch, or dinner for yourself.
Tuna tastes like steak to me.
Please don't cook the life out of your broccoli. You want your broccoli crisp/tender and bright green, not mush olive drab as I've been served so many times.
Mixed greens with vinegar and butter. Now, you do want these mixed greens mush olive drab. You have to know how to be a Southerner.
Here's my tuna. Dang it all. I overcooked it. But it was still good.
Stay tuned for my next post about properly cooked tuna.


Marilyn said...

I like that the melted butter is in the rough shape of the United States.

Lovely lunch.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

What kicked the crap outta Florida?