Friday, May 1, 2009
Fast And Furious Friday Meal-FANCY TUNA MELTS...And we have us a winner!
First of all let me announce my two winners For the COUNTRY BOB'S GIVEAWAY....
MARY from MY NEW 30
And Helen, from PAPRIKA IS GOOD, BUT NOT IN COFFEE
Ladies, please email me with your address and Country Bob will ship you your free sauce!
*The only catch, is I want you to come back and share one of the recipes your made on my blog, if you would be so kind!
Now, on to the speedy meal.
This is one of Rachael Ray's 30 minute meals from my EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY Cookbook. It would be perfect to serve at a nice ladies luncheon, shower or get together with friends. Fancy enough to serve for supper too.
FANCY TUNA MELTS
YOU WILL NEED:
1/2 cup sherry vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 baguette, halved lengthwise then crosswise, toasted
1 clove garlic, halved
Four 6-ounce tuna steaks
3 sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1/2 cup cornichons, halved lengthwise (Or use tiny gherkins)
1/2 pound thinly sliced fontina, Swiss or gruyère cheese (I used Swiss)
Grated peel of 1 lemon
1. In a saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar and bay leaf; season with pepper and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture over the onion, cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Drain.
2. Rub the toasted bread with the garlic. Season the tuna with salt, pepper and the thyme. In a skillet, heat the EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the tuna and cook until just about opaque, about 5 minutes. Flake the tuna into chunky pieces.
3. Preheat the broiler. Spread a light layer of mustard on each baguette slice, then top with tuna, onions, cornichons and cheese. Place on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is melted.
For lunch, you can add some fancy schmancy uniquely flavored chips, or for supper, add a nice spring salad.
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