Tonight Guy and I had our last dinner together at the Swingin Beach Pad. I had a huge meal planned, but the appetizer was so good we just gnoshed on that. So if you want something simple and impressive to dine on try this.
Seared tuna and seaweed appetizer (this could feed 2 as a meal and then some or for a group of 8 as a starter)
1pound tuna steak
Seaweed salad (already made)
Rice crackers (I used ones that had seaweed in them too)
Coat the tuna in teriyaki and then in sesame seeds. Heat oil in a skillet until smoking and cook the tuna on each side for about 3 minutes or until the level of doneness you like. We like it rare.
Slice thin in about 1-1/2 inch slabs. Stack the appetizers as such:
A tablespoon of seaweed (not too big a heap since you still want to look a little elegant)
A dab of wasabi mustard
A drizzle of the teriyaki that was left in the pan to warm
YUMMY! We also had Prosecco with it to celebrate.
Dessert anyone? To make room for more food, we went to the Honu Festival benefitting Hospice in honor of a friend of Guy’s. The kids got a lot of attention and it was nice to see some of the old crowd and meet new people. And work up an appetite.
Martinis went around as we shared “Remember when” moments and discussed his new decorating options. We spent plenty of time savoring Nutella on orange slices and strawberries and commenting on Valentino: The Last Emperor (not enough pug action.) I didn’t want the night to end, but we can’t hold on to everything, no matter how much we love it. When Guy moves there will be no more sleepovers or night of abandon, just back to being like everyone else.