Menu Help - cooking for "the Man" for the 1st time
- yummyinmytummy Jul 10, 2008 09:55 AM
HELP! He asked me to make him dinner. I make a really good asian influenced marinade that I LOVE over Ahi tuna. Simple easy. HERES THE PROBLEM - the sides...I want to keep it simple...dinner may be on the late side, so nothing complicated. I was thinking roasted baby carrots, baby zucinni and baby bok choy and then couscous and a salad.
I need your help. I have 6 days to pull this together. And Yes, I will obsess needlessly until the first bite is taken.
Thanks in advance for all your help and suggestions.
Have you thought about plating the ahi on a bed of fresh spinach. I like to rinse the leaves and then place them on the plate flat. I take a damp piece of towel paper and microw wave it for a minute or so. The spinach retains is structural integrity and looks great.
You can also plate the tuna over mashed taters with wasabi.
I like roasted mushrooms a lot with Tuna, and they make for a slightly meatier side dish for a male palate.
I'm also a huge fan of a simple seared asparagus.
What about green beans- I've done a spicy hoisin/soy/ginger sauce with lightly fried green beans which seems time consuming but is pretty easy if you treat it more like a stir-fry.
You could also reserve some of the marinade to reduce and pour over sauteed green beans.