Thursday, March 05, 2009

Nom Nom Nom....YUM!

I have come to understand that the new word for a mouthful of food that is beyond wonderful, delicious, delightful is...NOM...yup, just NOM. Don't know where it came from (O you wordsmiths/google travelers, do fill me in as I've not taken the time to research it yet), but it's a good descriptive word for food excellence.

Bel0w behold the most marvelous protein we shared tonight.
Pan seared tuna...

Coated with the most delightful seasonings that...

Come from this jar!

(You can get this wonderful jar here.)

expect really really good tuna!

Sooo simple! All you do to make this is:

1. Buy very fresh tuna steaks, about 1/4 - 1/2 lb. per person
2. Rinse tuna steaks and dry them with paper towels
3. Place stainless steel or iron skillet (not non-stick) on stove over high heat
4. Pour just enough canola oil in pan to just coat it, (about 1 tablespoon or so)
5. Add toasted sesame oil to your taste, I used probably 2 teaspoons
6. As skillet is heating, pour seasoning on plate
7. Coat steaks thoroughly with seasoning
8. When skillet just begins to smoke, add tuna and sear 2 minutes per side for rare (above), 3 minutes a side for more well done. (Tuna will continue to cook after it's removed from the heat so be careful not to over-cook it.)
9. Place tuna on platter and slice as shown above
10. If you want to get all fancy-schmancy, decorate platter with stuff

Serve with the following sauce:
Mix Kikkoman soy sauce, about 1/4 - 1/2 cup (depending on amount of tuna being served) with 1 - 2 tablespoons (to your taste) Inglehoffer Wasabi Horseradish* (photo here). Ladle over tuna slices.

P. S. - *I love Inglehoffer Wasabi love love it, bad ingredients and all!


  1. Generally, it is OM NOM NOM NOM for particularly yummy bits.

    Believe it or not, you probably should know where this came from! Heck, so should I!

    Cookie Monster from Sesame Street!


  2. Looks very om nom nom nom! How funny that it came from Sesame Street! I adore Cookie Monster and used to imitate all the characters for my kids when I read their books, but don't remember hearing "om nom nom nom"...must be my poor hearing or a bad translation :-) Maybe if I get some cookes and try stuffing them in my mouth.....?

  3. Be still my heart! NOM, NOM, NOM, NOM, NOM... Any way you say it, that looks absolutely divine. Please tell... did you cook it in a pan? I've not been able to get mine to come out like that. Ever. So, it must be that you did it in a pan, since I haven't tried that method. Please enlighten me!

  4. TUNA .. me love TUNA .. me favorite food TUNA ...

  5. Awesome!!! This looks fantastic. My mouth is watering.

  6. Funny we just had tuna steaks the other night and used that same Inglehoffer Wasabi Horseradish. I love that stuff.


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