Some days, I just can’t handle. I get frustrated trying to figure out meals. Something that everyone will enjoy is beyond my reach, some days. Being creative with different flavours is all but disappeared with a seven year old. He used to be very adventurous as a toddler, he’d eat whatever was put in front of him. Now he turns his nose up at anything that he can’t recognize. Where does this attitude come from? I have always been in the kitchen experimenting with recipes. Some turn out perfectly and some become giant flops! When I watch Chef at Home from the Food Network it amazes me that Chef Michael has his 4 year old son eating crazy things that I may not even touch...How does he do that?? Yet, I try, I try, I try!!
In school he has said that when he grows up he wants to be a NHL player (who doesn’t? I still do!!)chef or baker. Hmmmmm, not with that attitude kid!! He’s so stubborn. Even when I know he’ll love something and beg him for a short while to just- have- ONE -bite, he spits it out with a disgusted look….SO STUBBORN!! Maybe, just maybe he gets it from me. Seeing his mom not able to eat many things because of allergies. I mean things that I want really, really badly that I start frothing at the mouth.
Could it ALL BE MY FAULT? Great, more guilt!! Have I ruined my child’s appetite for culinary excellence for the rest of his life? “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
Here’s what’s for dinner tonight….Sesame Crusted Tuna
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
2 tablespoons gf soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
1 1/4 teaspoons prepared wasabi paste
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks (about 3/4 inch thick)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
Sliced green onions (optional)
Combine first 10 ingredients.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle tuna with salt. Combine sesame seeds in a shallow dish. Lightly coat Tuna in Soy sauce. Dredge tuna in sesame seeds. Add tuna to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Garnish with green onions, if desired. Serve with dipping sauce.
***Cross your fingers people!!