Spice-Crusted Tuna

I finished another recipe on my journey to complete Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. I had some nice tuna that I got from a friend who fishes and I picked this recipe. It is simple ingredients; seeds from cardamom pods, white peppercorns, coriander seeds, fresh ginger, salt, and olive oil. I had to…

Pan Bagnat

This is the recipe that my husband chose for Father’s Day lunch. Given that it was a hot summer day, a cold sandwich seemed to fit the bill. “Pronounced phan-bahn-yah, the ingredients in the Nicoise-style sandwich are a good match for soft, crusty ciabatta bread”. We had a fresh tuna steak so we grilled that…

Tuna Confit with Tomato Salsa

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 Rillettes

French Fridays with Dorie I missed the part of the directions that said “albacore tuna is too firm and dry”.  All I had in my house was albacore tuna in water.  The texture seemed grainy and I am guessing that an oil based tuna would have been better.  I added more creme fraiche to compensate…