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Seared Tuna atop a Red Cabbage and Lime Slaw

Sorry that new posts on the kitten have been a little sparse lately! It’s summer and work is busy (and my dropbox had been blocked for several weeks, but now it’s suddenly working again!) but here is a dish that I made recently that I hope you all will like! I started off by making a version of Smitten Kitchen’s cabbage and lime salad with roasted peanuts. Lucky for me, SK and I share an affinity for slaw and she has several recipes on her site which all look amazing. I did not have any peanuts at home (gasp! for those who know me, you know my squirrel-like nut obsession) nor did I have green cabbage or spinach. I did have carrots and bok choy (thanks to Kensington’s farmer’s market!) however, and so this is what I came up with. As you can see, I topped it with some seared (grilled) tuna and topped it with some remaining dressing from the slaw. This dish totally rocked and is pretty much summer on a plate.

First, the slaw. Per SK’s recipe, I shredded my cabbage and placed it in a colander with at least one healthy tablespoon of kosher salt. The purpose of this step is to wilt the cabbage.

While that was happening, I shredded the carrots and sliced up the bok choy. I also added some green onion.

I also created the dressing for the slaw (process not pictured).  The ingredients of the dressing are certainly unconventional for a slaw (at least in my humble opinion) so check them out! Obviously you know one ingredient- limes!

Once the slaw was completed, I prepped my tuna. All I did was drizzle a little hot chili oil onto each side, and coat them with sesame seeds. Greg fired up the grill and seared each one for just a couple of minutes per side. I sliced them up and dinner was served!

Recipe for Red Cabbage and Lime Slaw

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Corned Beef and Cabbage 2 Ways

Without an Irish bone in our bodies but a profound love for corned beef we made our own version of corned beef and cabbage for dinner the other night. We made (bread-less) reubens with coleslaw 😉 . Greg used the rotisserie oven to make the corned beef and I made a delicious, sugar free, cole slaw. I started making this coleslaw last summer and I have it down to a science now. It’s really easy to make and you can add whatever veggies or toppings you like. Plus, it makes me think of summer since it is a great condiment to anything grilled. (Grilling season is quickly approaching! 🙂 )

Once the corned beef was ready, Greg sliced it up. We topped it with some sauerkraut and sliced swiss cheese and let the cheese melt until it was nice and gooey.

We had the coleslaw on the side and served it with some Russian dressing on the side to dip.

It was a great meal and we did not spend much time making it at all!

Recipe for Coleslaw