10 Minutes to My Favorite Meal

No matter where we are – on the boat, at the lake or camping in the trailer – some of our favorite meals are simple and quick.  The perfect recipe after a long day of snorkeling … or skiing & learning to paddleboard or hiking!   After a hiatus on tuna since we’re not catching it ourselves these days (note to self:  need to get back to catching our own tuna!), we had grilled sesame tuna with all the accompaniments last night for dinner.  Yes, after a long day of bike riding, slalom skiing and sailing my sunfish.

My favorite meal ... grilled sesame tuna, grilled veggies and rice blend from Trader Joes!

My favorite meal … grilled sesame tuna, grilled veggies and rice blend from Trader Joes

First I prepare the tuna — a minute maybe …  lightly coat with sesame oil to adhere the seasonings and sesame seeds.  At the same time I put the rice blend on the stove so it’ll be done when the tuna/veggies are done on the grill.

Preparing the tuna for grilling.

Preparing the tuna for grilling.

Then chop the veggies – in this case the veggies were small enough that we chose to put them in an aluminum foil packet rather than just throw them on the grill, but either way, they’re delicious.

Grilled veggies can include just about anything found aboard - in this case, colorful peppers, a vidalia onion and mushrooms.

Grilled veggies can include just about anything found aboard – in this case, colorful peppers, a vidalia onion and mushrooms.

Season the veggies with whatever tickles your taste buds.  Tonight the seasonings included a drizzle of olive oil, McCormicks Roasted Garlic & Herb seasoning as well as some minced garlic – we love garlic.  Don’t forget to either spray the aluminum foil with PAM or a light coating of olive oil to keep the veggies from sticking.

Seasoning Grilled Veggies

Seasoning Grilled Veggies

5 minutes later, after the veggies are chopped, David puts the veggies on the grill first – a total of 5-10 minutes depending on how hot the grill is and how many veggies I’ve crammed into the packet.    He flips it halfway through grilling.  A couple minutes later, he puts the tuna on the grill – the hottest part to sear in the juices.  And maybe grills it 2 minutes a side — tuna needs to be very pink in the middle, otherwise it’s so dry and tough I can barely stomach it.    This was grilled perfectly.  While he’s grilling, I make my dipping sauce and finish the rice.

My favorite tuna dipping sauce.

My favorite tuna dipping sauce.

There is no easier dipping sauce for almost any type of fish other than some Tamari seasoned with as much wasabi as I can stand.   Love that flavor!  You could use soy sauce too, but I much prefer the Tamari – and even though I’m a salt-o-holic, the reduced sodium version is more than enough salty for my palate.

Ready to Enjoy!

Ready to Enjoy!

Bon Appetit!  Simple, easy and quick.  Doesn’t get better than that! What’s your favorite meal?   Cheers!  Jan

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