Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuna with Grilled Watermelon

The lazy days of summer are here. I can't get motivated to do much more than the minimal cooking - rather, we've been grabbing bagged salads and adding tomatoes from my garden and sometimes resorting to cold cereal for dinner.

In fact this meal was from two weekends ago when I still had some gas in my motor. That's how little I've cooked lately.

Yawn. Stretch. Sigh. Is it Autumn yet?

So, a simple meal: Buy a couple tuna steaks, marinade them for 10 minutes in a mixture of 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 3 tablespoons olive oil (never marinate seafood longer than 20 minutes or the vinegar part of your marinade will precook it). Then sear them on a very hot grill for 3 minutes on each side (more if you don't like raw, less if you do).

Cut some thick slices of watermelon, spray or brush with olive oil, then grill for 2 min on each side and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. That vinegar is a beautiful accent to the sweetness of the watermelon.

Make a small salad with your favorite vinegarette and enjoy a warm summer evening before they are a memory.