Tag: red pepper flakes

Olive Oil Poached Tuna – You Can Tuna Fish

You’re perfectly happy eating regular canned tuna, until the day you taste the imported, olive oil-packed tuna, and realize exactly what you’ve been missing. You tell people that there’s nothing better, but that’s not entirely true. There’s this.


By gently poaching fresh ahi tuna in olive oil, you can create a “tuna fish” of exceptional quality. The taste and texture are amazing, and you can adapt this in many ways. Besides switching up herbs and seasonings, you can cook the fish to a wide range of doneness.

Traditionally, the tuna is cooked all the way through, and preserved in the oil. This is a perfectly fine way to do it, and you will be blown away by the results. If you want to cook it through, simply keep it in the oil on low heat, until it’s just barely pink in the center (it’s okay to peek). Then proceed as shown, and by the time it cools it will be perfect.

Or if you prefer, you can follow my lead, and give it a briefer basting in the hot oil, so that after cooling in the oil, you’ll still have some gorgeous pink running through. There are so many variables, so the 5-7 minutes I did mine should only be a guideline for you. If you stop when the tuna is rare to medium-rare, by the time it cools in the hot oil, you should get something close to what I have here.


You can also do just one steak in a smaller pan, and it should work about the same. By the way, do not throw away the olive oil! You can use it for salads and pastas, or strain and freeze for another batch. It may take you a few experiments, but once you dial it in to how you like, you will be enjoying one of life’s great pleasure. I hope you give it a try soon. Enjoy!


Ingredients:
2 thick cut ahi tuna steaks (about 10-12 ounce each)
enough olive oil to come to surface of tuna steaks
handful of thyme sprigs
2 whole garlic cloves, bruised
red pepper flakes to taste
sea salt to taste

Shrimp Fra Diavolo – The Brother Devil Made Me Do It

This latest test of still how little I know about editing in Adobe Premier, features a devilishly delicious shrimp fra diavolo, or “shrimp brother devil,” if we’re being literal for comic effect.


I think this came out looking pretty good, although it took me so much longer to edit, since I’m still barely at novice level using the new software. So, with it being Friday afternoon and all, I’m gong to keep this short and sweet, and simply suggest you do two things.

First of all, if you know any great Premier tips, tricks or resources, send them my way! You’ll notice I don’t have consistent transitions, or captions for the times and temperatures; but I’m sure I’ll have that figured out soon enough. Secondly, make this. It’s really good, and turns any pile of pasta or rice into a memorable meal. I hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy!



Ingredients for 2 large or 4 smaller portions:
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined (16/20 per pound size, bigger is better)
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more if you’re sexy
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
2 or 3 tablespoons olive oil, enough to generously coat the shrimp
1/2 large yellow onion, sliced
1/2 tsp dried oregano, or 2 tsp of fresh
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup drinkable white wine
11/2 cups can crushed San Marzano tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
2 tablespoons sliced fresh basil leaves
*some people like lemon, but I don’t think it needs it unless your wine was too sweet.

Spicy Garlic Edamame

Spicy Garlic Edamame

by Pam on May 28, 2014

Edamame is one of our favorite side dishes to pair with Asian food. My son REALLY loves it – especially doused with soy sauce. I sautéed this edamame with a bit of butter until cooked through then added the minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and cooked it for an additional minute or so. I seasoned it with sea salt, to taste. Of course, my son still added soy sauce to his. It was a hit with all of us.

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and edamame together in the skillet and mix well. Add the edamame and stir to coat evenly. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring often. Add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Season with sea salt, to taste then remove from the skillet and serve. Enjoy!

Note: To eat whole edamame, simply put the pod into your mouth, bite down and pull through your teeth (similar to eating an artichoke leaf), the soybeans pop out of the pod and into your mouth. Discard the pods.



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Spicy Garlic Edamame




Yield: 4

Cook Time: 5-6 minutes



Ingredients:

2 cups of whole edamame
1 tbsp butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and edamame together in the skillet and mix well. Add the edamame and stir to coat evenly. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring often. Add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Season with sea salt, to taste then remove from the skillet and serve. Enjoy!

Note: To eat whole edamame, simply put the pod into your mouth, bite down and pull through your teeth (similar to eating an artichoke leaf), the soybeans pop out of the pod and into your mouth. Discard the pods.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

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