Tuna on shiitake mushrooms and tomatoes

It's always the same, after a day at the office I ran into the closest grocery shop stressed once again because I'm to late to pick up our son from the nursery. I'm tired, hungry and I totally lack inspiration. Yet I wan't a proper dinner and I want something nice !  While rushing through the supermarket trying not to forget to buy coffee, cornflakes and milk our bare necessities I try to come up with a plan for supper. Something delicious but not to complicated usually I buy for several different menus because I'm to stressed to make up my mind but forget the essential ingredient ...Yesterday was one of these rare evening when I actually had an Idea an could focus on it.
The result was a delicious and fast dinner.

A stake of tuna on a bed of shiitake mushrooms and tomatoes served with glass noodle salad.

You'll need:

  • Tuna stakes
  • A bit of butter
  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • 8 cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 1 small onion
  • 1-2 cup frozen edamame beans defrosted
  • 1 package of glass noodles
  • chillies
  • soy sauce
  • ginger
  • lime

Marinate the tuna in a mixture of lime juice, soy sauce, grated ginger and chili. Melt the butter, slice the onion and the mushrooms and slowly fry them over medium heat. Add the tomatoes season with plenty of salt and some pepper. Take of the heat. By the way I think shiitake and tomatoes is a combination made in heaven!
Cook the edamame in plenty of salt water.
Cook the glass noodles according to the package instructions. With with the edamame and season with say sauce, pepper and some ginger.

Briskly fry the tuna on both sides.
Assemble on the plate and enjoy.

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Quick asian something


This is one of our basics. Fast and delicious, perfect for one of the way to many working days when supper has to be quick. It turns out different every time depending on what is around.

There are a few basics though:

Brown rice
Salmon ( could also be mackerel or eel )
Soya sauce
Hoisin sauce
Sesame oil

Cook the rice, fry the salmon and the onions, cut the cucumber and the avocado into cubes, mix everything together, season with some sesame oil, serve in a big bowl.
Now that's fast isn't it?

Beautiful additions to this dish:

Fresh shiitake mushrooms ( almost a must ) fried
Fresh lime to season
Auster sauce
Thai basil
China cabbage and carrots fried

The sauces go wonderfully with this dish but be careful not to put to much into it, otherwise it get's slimy as my husband said yesterday.... charming isn't he?


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