This past week we replaced our hardwood floors in our house. I coined the week “my life in a ziptop bag”. It only lasted 5 days but it seemed like forever as me, my son, sometimes my husband and our new puppy were sealed on the second floor. It is a wonder we ate at all that week. Luckily life is back to normalcy, well there is still the issue of our bathroom remodel.
We are back to fishy Fridays on French Fridays with Dorie. This week was tuna confit with black olive tapenade and tomato salsa (page 305). Tuna is not consumed in this house unless it comes out of a can but we were up for the challenge and cooked it anyway.
This recipe has you soak tuna steaks in olive oil, lemon rind, rosemary, parsley, thyme, celery, onions, sun dried tomatoes and garlic, overnight or at least 6 hours.
I was a little behind schedule so I had to cheat on the time the tuna soaked.
We ended up overcooking our fish but it was tasty anyway. I served it with some mashed potatoes I had from a previous meal and that worked well. I only made the salsa as we are not tapenade fans. I enjoyed the tomato salsa and used the leftovers in some pasta that I made. My tuna was also made without the preserved lemons. Candy at http://dulceshome.com recommended Sur La Table and they had it but I was not able to get to the store.