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Unread 01-19-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default Ahi tuna steaks with Thai dipping sauce... pron!

Sometimes I like to cruise over to Costco, pick up some meat or seafood, and run home with my stash before my wife finds out what I've been up to.

I was looking specifically for a rack o' pork (like a rack of lamb) because I figured it would make some killer pork chops. Sadly, no more rack o' pork, but I found some good lookin' Ahi tuna steaks.

Received my Dizzy Pig sampler pack yesterday, just in time for the weekend.

Picked the Tsunami Spin since it is has lemongrass, galangal, and some other Asian flavors in it.

Fired up the cast iron hibachi. It was poking along since I used some leftover lump... until I hit it with a leaf blower. Ash flew around a bit, but it got the party started. ( I know it looks like its too close to the window, but its actually a couple of feet away).

Made the dipping sauce. Juiced a lemon from our tree, fish sauce, garlic ginger, cilantro, and Thai chillies from our yard ended up like this:

Steaks with sesame oil, DP Tsunami Spin and nanami togarashi for some kick.

Steaks on! There's that weird purple flame again. The seller never told me that he was selling me the purple flame version.

Flipped em at 1min 30sec, then pulled at the 3min mark.

Rested and plated. Wife made a stir-fry with garlic, baby eggplant, broccoli, carrots, miso, and a dash of soy - it was darn good!

We were stuffed, and it was a very healthy meal. I'm getting a real kick out of cooking on the hibachi. I had neglected it for a while, but trying to make up for it now.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
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