IN MY KITCHEN: Seared Tuna Pepper Steaks

So I decided to start a new little section on my blog about my culinary adventures (and sometimes misadventures) David and I LOVE seafood so we are always cooking up something new. Most of the time I do a lot of research before I cook up something new so I thought I would share my tips, tricks, triumphs and failures with you guys in this new little section. The first documented culinary experience is Seared Tuna Pepper Steaks.

Here is the recipe I got on Pinterest. Click on the photo above to get more great recipes from New Frontiers Natural Marketplace!

Here is the recipe I got on Pinterest. Click on the photo above to get more great recipes from New Frontiers Natural Marketplace!

TIP #1 for Seared Tuna Pepper Steaks… when it comes to Tuna, quality is REALLY important!! The best Tuna we have found is at Costco!!

The Costco near our house in Plano gets their seafood in Tuesdays and Thursdays! But check your local grocery store or local Costco to see when they get their shipments in so your seafood is as fresh as possible!

The Costco near our house in Plano gets their seafood in Tuesdays and Thursdays! But check your local grocery store or local Costco to see when they get their shipments in so your seafood is as fresh as possible!

TIP #2 is all about timing. Make sure that you use the timer on your phone or on your oven/stovetop because when you’re cooking seafood a minute makes a big difference! Keep in mind sushi grade tuna (which is what you should be buying) can be eaten raw, and the worst way to serve tuna is over cooked! Our tuna steaks were about 2 1/2 inches thick and searing them for 3 minutes on each side was perfect! If yours are any thinner cook them for a shorter amount of time!

Don't be afraid to be adventurous in the kitchen! Enjoy!

Don’t be afraid to be adventurous in the kitchen! Enjoy!

 

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ENTERTAINING GUIDE: Wine and Cheese

So we all know I love wine and cheese… Especially when the two are combined! I created a little guide to help you pair the two at your next gathering! Enjoy!

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

HOLIDAY: Simple Valentine’s Day Cocktails

If you haven’t figured this out yet… I am celebrating Valentine’s day all week long. Valentine’s day posts will accompany my regular posts for the week hopefully all week long! Here are a few SIMPLE ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day by sippin’ away!

ACCESSORIZE! Use cute drink accessories to make a cocktail more festive. Pink Rock candy, or strawberries cut like hearts. Pink Pixie stick dust would be perfect  to rim glasses with!

ACCESSORIZE! Use cute drink accessories to make a cocktail more festive. Pink Rock candy, or strawberries cut like hearts. Pink Pixie stick dust would be perfect to rim glasses with!

Create cute names of your favorite drinks. Drinking a Be-Mine Martini or My Funny Valentine is way more festive!

Create cute names of your favorite drinks. Drinking a Be-Mine Martini or My Funny Valentine is way more festive!

Always make sure there is a drink for him! No guy wants to drink a frilly pink drink... so try this Sparkling Cherry Bourbon drink that might be a little bit more up his alley.

Always make sure there is a drink for him! No guy wants to drink a frilly pink drink… so try this Sparkling Cherry Bourbon drink that might be a little bit more up his alley.

 

MY FAVORITE VALENTINES DRINK RECIPES:

 

SPARKLING CHERRY BOURBON

1 oz. Know Creek Bourbon Whiskey

2 oz. Knudsen’s Sparkling Cherry Juice (in the juice aisle!)

Fresh cherries for garnish

 

RASPBERRY CHAMPAGNE

*just a glass filled with your favorite champagne and a tiny scoop of raspberry sorbet

 

LOVERS LANE

2 ounces Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka

1/4 ounce orange liqueur

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

Raspberries for garnish

INSTAPOST: Best Brunch in Texas (thus far…)

I am a HUGE lover of all things breakfast foods. Especially breakfast foods and a little bit of alcohol (ie. mimosas) so of course for my birthday week (yes it is a week people!) I had to go to a great brunch in Texas. That’s where Sangria: Tapas y Bar comes in. AMAZING. in every sense of the word. Buy a brunch dish and you pay $1 for mimosas or sangria all day. They have two options for their sangria, red and sparkling. Both are great but I would have to say I could drink their sparkling sangria all day.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Its just a quaint little place in Uptown with live music, a great patio, and even better food! One more MUST SEE to add to your Dallas list! Check out their website at WWW.SANGRIATAPASYBAR.COM