So i know its been a long time since i have posted anything on my blog, and for good reason…I have been busy with a new job, new time schedule and simply a new attitude. A lot has been going down and its a struggle to keep me head on the right track and not be tempted to lose sight of my ultimate goal. But…thanks to good friends..old and new……i keep focused and determined.
One of the new goals actually comes from the new job….There is a challenge amongst us cooks in the back of the house, and the pay out is pretty big. The challenge is the best ” BODY TRANSFORMATION ” in 3 months time. Meaning skinny, fat, round, square what ever body you start with..in three months who has the biggest change, In a positive manner, wins the pot! ……and being that we are all chefs and competitive, plus shit talkers …….it’s all in or nothing. So my routines have changes…..I look at the calories, fats, sodium of all my food now….Cut out about 99% of all carbs ( i say 99% because i never realized how much carbs i ate daily till i started to watch it AND ITS A LOT ). ….about 75% of my diet is in nuts, fruit and vegetables….and 24% is lean protein. On my cheat day i still stay cautious about what i eat , but now i choose bold clean flavors over straight heavy fat, butter and salt flavors. which is challenging my Cooking skills to a new level and trying to develop these clean healthy flavors and not just eating a stupid carrot….Im looking for a life time change.
So with that said here is my simply put really tasty wasabi Ahi Tacos…..
1 filet of ahi ( cut into 1/2 cubes )
1/2 a spanish white onion ( sliced into thin Julienne strips )
1 tsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp chopped green onion ( white and green parts )
1 Hawaiian chili pepper ( thinly slices )
1/2 Tbls of fresh chopped cilantro
1 tsp lite soy sauce
1/4 tsp sesame oil
mixed all above ingredients together and let it macerate for at least 1/2 an hour.
Lemon Zest Yogurt dressing
4 oz plain yogurt
2 Tbls fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp fresh grated lemon zest
For the basic foundation of all taco’s you need a good wrap….
1 1/2 cups whole meal spelt flour
1 cup blue cornmeal
1 cup warm filtered water
1/2 tsp salt
Mix to gether by hand very well. Make balls about the size of a ping-pong ball, little smaller than a golf ball. And use a tortilla press smash them down to form the round tortilla…If you do not have a tortilla press you can roll them out with a rolling-pin and a little flour or between to heavy plates and use your weight. Toast them in a pan till you get light browning around and the have a good chewy texture. You gonna get addicted seriously haha. ( plus if you want chulupa style tortillas add 1/8 tsp Baking powder and fry …but not that healthy)
and the Heat and sweetness
Roasted Garlic Siriachi
Roast a garlic head in the oven till they are nice and dark and pop out the skins like jam…..god i love this stuff haha
1 tsp garlic
2 tsp siriachi
this you can do to taste but like i said i love garlic and i love siriachi so the strong flavors are to my taste.
you will need fresh spinach…i like it better than lettuce, it adds a texture and taste i enjoy )
and a lime wedge…..
For the base build of these tacos
place a fresh warm tortilla on a plate
add your spinach , as much as you like
squeeze of lime
place a skillet on Medium High heat and get it really hot, it should be hot enough to evaporate a drop of water in milliseconds.
Drop a 2 oz portion of the tuna in and sear quicly…you are looking at a quick sear so that it remains rare thru out the fish.
add this on top of the seasoned spinach, make sure you get some of the onions in the taco….seriously…you will taste why.
add a couple of dollops of Seasoned Yogurt
add a couple of dollops of garlic siriachi
pick up the end very gently and cup the taco in your hands like its gods creation……Now take a huge bite …..its the F’ing Giggity…..