Dinner was very simple last night, but delicious. The guys grilled steak and I grilled tuna. They had baked white potatoes and I had a baked sweet potato. It didn't take that much time, so I just don't understand why we don't do it every night.
The tuna was a variation on a recipe from Evan Kleiman's Cucina Del Mare: Fish and Seafood Italian Style. She does the recipe with swordfish--and I've done it that way as well--but the tuna came out just fine.
Take a piece of tuna, sprinkle with salt and pepper, rub it all over with olive oil, and then press oregano on as a crust. Throw it on the grill until it is done to your liking. Serve it with a squeeze of lemon. Heavenly.
It can also be made in the broiler, but we've got the gas grill set up outside the kitchen, so it is convenient to use it and there's less to clean up.
I'm not sure what Len did to the beef, but Michael pronounced it the most delicious steak ever.
The Orchid Thief, and her husband. Susan had come out to California for research she was doing on the Army's use of mules in Afghanistan. My friend Karen, who was my dinner companion that evening, is a knowledgeable mule fanatic, so she had much to offer on the topic of mules. That's the fun of an Angeli Caffe family-style meal: meeting new and interesting people.