Ahi Tuna - Quick Take on Puttanesca
The Yellowfin Tuna I carry is line caught out of Indonesian waters. It is what we call in the industry, FAS, Frozen at Sea. Fresh Frozen in this way is literally the best quality fish you can get. I've heard commercial fisherman attest to this! It's sashimi grade and great for a variety of raw applications but it also is great seared.
So I wanted Ahi Puttanesca, but I didn't have the right noodles for Puttanesca.
Adapt and overcome!
I had Orzo Pasta so I decided on a hybrid, Greek Salad meets Puttanesca vibe. Served at room temperature, it made for a great meal for me and a nice takeaway meal for my wife to eat on her lunch break at the hospital.
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I started by assembling my ingredients for the "Puttanesca"
Orzo Pasta - Half Box - Cooked, Cooled & Olive Oiled
.25 Red Onion, Small Dice
.25 Basket Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
12 Kalamata Olives, Halved
Large Spoonful of Capers
1 Clove Garlic Sliced
1/2 Lemon, Juiced
4 Sprigs Parsley from my Garden, Minced
Pinch Chili Flakes
Another Glug of Olive Oil
(Regrettably I did not have any anchovies but those should be in there too!)
Mix it up
Meanwhile, get a Cast Iron Pan hot as hell on the stove. Salt and Pepper your thawed ahi steaks. These are sold individually cryo-vac'd so they thaw in about 30 minutes.
Method: Cold water in a bowl, in the sink. Run the water every 10 minutes to cycle the colder water out of the bowl. After about 3 cycles they will be thawed.
Sear both sides of the Tuna Steaks
Slice them up after they cook and they should look they this. Beautiful color! Then I just served this right on top of the Orzo Pasta Salad as pictured above. The below picture is what it looks like after the photo shoot is over.
This is one of the many things that you can do with this Ahi Tuna. If you have Tuna in your inventory right now, give a Tuna Puttanesca a try. If you have other things you are doing with it, don't forget to tag me on Instagram @MarketForager for a feature on my page!
My Dinner --- Pictured Below, after the shoot...
26 grams of protein per Ahi Steak.
Happy Cooking Folks!!!