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Sunday, January 02, 2005
my new New Year's tradition: grilling
My new New Year's tradition will be grilling. Well, at least it was this year. I'm from the part of the country where the New Year's Day traditional food is pork and sauerkraut. I like that just fine, but I didn't feel like busting out the crock pot. If I were from the South, I would have done the whole black-eyed-peas thing, which I also like just fine, but I'm not from the South and I wanted to do a little more than open a can and stink up the house with greens.

So I made my own tradition: grilling. It's been raining here for a week or so, so I knew that my irrational fear of catching the landscaping on fire wasn't going to happen. I grabbed my trusty 30-Minute Meals 2 book, by Rachael Ray and looked for something good to grill. Found it!

New Year's Day Grilling    Results of New Year's Day Grilling
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Here we have Tuscan-style grilled tuna steaks, with grilled stuffed portobellos with tomatoes, rosemary and mozzarella (and a big ol' hunk of herb slab from Acme Bakery, Mountain View). It was supposed to be smoked mozz on the portobello, but I just had regular ol' mozz and it was lovely just the same. The rub on the tuna steaks is lemon, rosemary, parsley, garlic, steak seasoning and olive oil. The portobellos were marinated in balsamic vinegar, lemon, Worcestershire sauce and olive oil, before being grilled on one side, flipped over and filled with a tomato/rosemary/olive oil mixture and topped with a slice of mozzarella.

Mmm, mmm good...and healthy!


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