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Wednesday, June 2, 2010


FINALLY it is summer weather and FINALLY I get to bust out the grill and ALSO I got a new computer machine from which to "update" this "blog" - and the world is back in balance once again.

Quick post tonight! I am sleepy as heck and not feeling very wordy, but I made some pretty skewers that I want to share.

Grilled Tuna & Fruit Skewers


the zest and juice of 1 large or 2 small limes
1/4 c lemon juice
1/2 c oil (canola, soybean, etc)
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
handful of chopped cilantro
s/p to taste
4 tuna steaks, cubed into 1" pieces
1 bell pepper, 1 small red onion, also cut into 1" pieces
pineapple chunks, fresh work best but canned is ok too. Frozen may fall apart!
strawberries, tops removed

Marinate the tuna chunks for at least 1 hour. Toss the fruit and onions and peppers with a little bit of oil. Thread all ingredients on to skewers. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side.

There are two ways to keep the food from sticking on to the grill - first, get your grill super super hot. The hotter the grate, the faster it will sear the food. You can also cover the grill grate with a layer of heavy aluminum foil, and spray that with pan spray.

Serve with some kind of rice.


Helen said...

Rice? Who needs rice when you've got grilled tuna and fruit? That sounds super yummy, Holly!

Holly said...

Thanks! It was really tasty. I am such a fan of grilled pineapple, anyway. I think you're right that it doesn't *need* a side dish, but my kids eat like crazy and if i don't include a starch they're snacking an hour later.

Jennifer said...

Um, YUM. This BEGS for cilantro quinoa. (Sorry, is my hippie showing? I'll tuck back that nagchampa incense stick.) ;)

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