Tuna Haters To Die For Tuna Marinade

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On Sundays, we round up the usual suspects and cook a special dinner. It's not easy. There's the 2 teenagers who prefer every meal be mac 'n cheese. There's the one happy little carnivore who thinks adding bacon to that mac 'n cheese might be dee-lish.

And, then! There's the pescatarians. Fish lovers.

I hate fish. Truly, madly, deeply hate fish.

Now I know what you're thinking... certainly not salmon. Everybody loves salmon. Indeed, they do! I can't begin to count the number of times people have invited me to dinner naturally assuming I would eat salmon.

If you must serve fish, please do it up right by deep fat frying in gobs of oil and maybe a little butter, too.
'Twas salmon that inspired me to manifest my hatred of fish into a life threatening allergy.

You see, if I tell people I don't like fish they're quite certain they can change my mind. "Oh, give it a try," they exclaim. "You'll love MY fish."

But, if I tell them I have an allergy...
I will surely die if I eat your fish...

Then they're way more understanding about the whole situation and typically cook up something truly palatable. Like a steak! 

This charade worked out well for many years. Right up until my daughter decided to become a [cringe, shudder] pescatarian. Because she knows the truth about me and my fish allergies. She knows I'm a big, fat liar.

Blue Fin Tuna is now an endangered species. One more grand reason never to serve it.
Last night, just to be nice to my sweet girl, I grilled tuna. I also made a giant vat of potatoes and a (from scratch!) chocolate cake so normal people, such as myself, wouldn't starve.

But then something strange happened. It smelled so delicious that I took a little bite. And, it's killing me to admit this but it wasn't half bad...

Tuna Haters To Die For Tuna Marinade:
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire
  • 1/4 cup minced roasted garlic
  • 4 tbs. crushed rosemary
How To ~
    1) Marinate 6 oz. tuna fillets for a couple of hours in this mixture.
    2) Grill fillets on very high heat, basting with the marinade.
    3) Then feed them to the cat and go buy yourself a cheeseburger.

    * Joking about the cat. This is a truly tasty recipe. If I like it, I imagine anyone would.


    Rocky Mountain Woman said...

    I love fish! Tuna is an all time favorite (Sorry), so I will definitely try this one out...

    Ashley @ Sensibly Gourmet said...

    This looks so good! I wish fresh tuna was not so expensive in the mountains. Thanks!