With three meals a day every day, it’s pretty much a given that not every single one of them will be beautiful/glamorous/otherwise spectacular. (Unless, perhaps, you have a personal chef, in which case – why are you reading a food blog?) There is always going to be some standing at the counter eating cereal (Ben), sneaking a piece or three of cheese to keep hunger at bay until dinner (me), and ordering Mexican carry out for a floor picnic after the kids go to bed (us, exciting Friday night). Not all food is going to be exciting but then, doesn’t that just make a special meal even more impressive? This meal is a new favorite of ours. With all of the fresh ingredients and vibrant colors, it definitely stands out from the usual day-to-day fare.
Funnily enough, the inspiration for this meal came after browsing the menu at a local sushi/seafood place before we ended up settling on that Mexican food floor picnic instead. I couldn’t get the idea of this out of my mind, so I decided to make my own. The dish evolved quite a bit from my initial plans based on seasonal availability but the end result was superb. This was my first time making seared tuna steaks at home and now I am kicking myself for not trying it sooner. So very easy and extremely quick! This would also be an excellent recipe for serving to guests since it is so quick to come together.