It's 2 in the freakin' a.m., and I'm persona non grata with the power that be at our shul. Harrumph. Apparently, my inability to show up to meetings scheduled while I'm out of the country does not sit well. Or maybe it's my inability to adopt the ruling power's opinion. Whoopsie.
But what the hey, it's 2 in the morning and my article is finally back under 4000 words and I like it for the first time in well over a month. Oh, yes, and we're off to hang with a certain Mr Paul Newman this weekend (okay, okay, we're just going to camp). Still pretty damned cool.
So bah, humbug! I'm happily trotting off to bed, nasty rewrite and dreadful committee overlords be hanged.
Gamma's Tarragon Tuna
- fresh tarragon: strip leaves off 3-4 stalks. Should make about 2-3 Tb.
- 4 oz olive oil
- .5 tsp wasabi powder, or to taste
- 2 oz red wine vinegar
- 1 oz lemon juice (1-2 Tb, notes the Gamma)
- 1 c rice, uncooked. Cook it as per your instructions of choice.
3 cans tuna (Bumblebee Prime Fillet is soy-free, notes the Gampa)
- 1 punnet (container) grape tomatoes, or other small tomatoes. Gamma says that she prefers grape to cherry tomatoes, because they tend to be a little sweeter than cherry toms. You decide.
- .75 c pitted, halved Kalamata olives
- .5-.75 c dried currants
- 2-3 Tb drained capers
Cook rice. Whisk dressing together, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Add everything else, toss and serve.
Options: add 6 oz marinated artichoke hearts (hard to find without the vague 'spices.'), replace tuna with chicken, replace rice with orzo or other teensy pasta (wheat!!), replace wasabi with mustard, do all of the above and note distinct resemblance to the original recipe, here.
Note: I apologize for the formatting. Blogger has decided to double-space everything without asking me first. Sigh. Somehow this makes me think of the Toddles...
*****************Want some dessert to go with that? We've been playing with this Enjoy Life cookie crust:
I'd advise a fairly dry pie filling - apple pie seems to work well.
Best with a dryish or fairly solid pie. EL suggests pumpkin or pecan - my gooey apple pie was too gooey for it.