I happened to have tuna, string beans, and potatoes and I thought, perfect for a Nicoise. But, I wasn’t excited. Nicoise is pretty boring. So here’s my anti-Nicoise, still healthy, but a little Asian influence thrown in for fun. It’s actually three different dishes assembled together to make a yummy dinner. Each is very easy on it’s own. They key is to time it out for all three to be ready at once.

Tuna Un-salad Nicoise 2

Yellowfin Un-Salad Nicoise
~ dinner for two

Marinated Tuna Steaks

  • 2 (6 ounce, 1″ thick) Yellowfin tuna steaks
  • 1/2 cup California grapefruit vinegar (from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon thin strips of ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste

1. Place tuna steaks in a container that is large enough for them not to overlap, but too much space is not good either.
2. Mix together grapefruit vinegar, olive oil, ginger, garlic.
and pour over tuna steaks. Refrigerate for two hours, turning over once.
3. Heat a small non-stick pan, sprayed with non-stick, over high heat. Season tuna steaks and sear for 2 minutes on each side.
4. Slice and serve.

Garlic Scallion Potatoes

  • 12 ounces fingerling potatoes (any color), cut into bite sized chunks
  • 7 clove garlic, minced, divided
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallion
  • salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Toss potatoes with 1 teaspoon olive oil and garlic. Season generously. Roast in the oven on a aluminum covered sheet pan for about 15 minutes. Turn potatoes, sprinkle scallions and the other teaspoon of olive oil. Bake for another 15 minutes. Potatoes are ready when fork tender.

String Beans with Oyster Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 handfuls of string beans, picked
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water

Heat a small wok (or saute pan if you don’t have a wok) with oil on high heat. Stir fry string beans for a few seconds. Add oyster sauce and continue to stir-fry. When you cannot see any more oil in the pan, add the water. (Be careful as the hot steam comes up.) Stir around a bit more and string beans should be done.

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