My girlfriend was over and I asked her to cut the tuna in thin slices.
While she did indeed slice against the grain, she missed the part about angling the knife at a 90 deg angle against the grain, not the fish.
This would have prevented the fish from separating so much.
But she made me a grey goose martini immediately after I saw the pieces and I stopped giving a shit.
Semantics, you know?
So this is the outcome.
The recipe is dope and the flavor is un-fuckingreal, just like in the restaurants.
But the ONLY thing I didn’t like about the seaweed I used, is that it wasn’t that bright green seaweed that you normally see when you go out for sushi.
You know what I’m talking about right?
That like flourescent green seaweed salad.
That no asian restaurant has ever fucked up.
Like they could fuck up everything else, but that seaweed salad always comes out correct.
That’s what I wanted.
Because I like pretty food.
And I was seriously caught off motherfucking guard when I opened the Wakame Seaweed bag.
Um…no but seriously like what the fuck with this shitty green color!?
The fuck is that about??
It looks like it came out of my back yard.
And I don’t even have a g*ddamn yard.
But I’m trying to get back to eating healthy again so I said whatever – let’s do it.
Because God knows over the holiday and this past weekend, I ate like an absolute animal.
On the 4th, like the actual holiday, I went to this cookout and the BBQ was so fucking good you could smell it before you got out your car.
I told my friend to grab me a drink and immediately got in line.
What, did you think there wasn’t a line?
I just told you this BBQ was so g*ddamn impressive you could smell it before you even got out of your car.
Of course there’s a fucking line.
So I get in line right because I know this is gonna take a while.
But the line starts moving and I see they actually have a menu board, listing what’s on the the grill.
Pork shoulders. Ribs. Wings.
Fucking love my friends.
My jaw starts working and I tell myself to select only one item and then do cardio all week.
Line gets closer.
I get up there and the BBQ is RIDICULOUS..
I’m standing there going, “Dana, let’s just pick one meat,” but the demon, that sugar/salt addiction running through my veins says, GET ALL THREE.
Back to eating light.
Because I left feeling like an overcooked hotdog.
Like I was gonna explode if I even put a seatbelt on.
And I don’t wanna be that guy.
So I’m back to eating light.
But the thing with sushi, excuse me sashimi, is that you’re hungry like 3 hours later.
And now I want a g*ddamn pizza.
Tuna Sashimi & Seaweed Salad
What I Used
1 Fillet Sushi-Grade Tuna (I used Yellowfin). 10 oz Wakame Seaweed. 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar. 2 tbsp Sugar. 2 tbsp minced Ginger. 2 tbsp Soy Sauce. 1 tbsp Sesame Oil. 1 tsp Fresh Lime Juice. 2 Green Onions (sliced longwise). 1 tsp Sesame Seeds. 1 tbsp Thinly Sliced Habenero Pepper (optional).
What I Did
Drain and rinse thoroughly squeezing out excess water.
If wakame is uncut, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips.
If your wakame is salted like mine, really rinse it.
In multiple changes of water.
In a larger bowl, add the seaweed & sliced scallions, tossing to combine well.
Drizzle the sauce over the seaweed combination and mix lightly with a fork.
Adjust seasoning to taste, adding salt as needed.