I learned this one from my mentor, Chef Al Levinsohn. He taught this to a group of house wives at an appliance store in Anchorage, AK. It was my first time assisting him for a cooking class and it was a great experience. While this is more of a summer preparation, I chose to make it now because there is some amazing tuna a my local Costco and there are fresh green beans at most grocers due to the holidays.
There are videos of three of the ingredients in today’s recipe, so be sure to check them out:
I am saddened by the news of Charlie Trotter’s death. He was a huge inspiration to me early in my career and I have a collection of his books. While in culinary school in Alaska, I was the recipient of many scholarships and his writings were my main inspiration for the scholarship essays. He strove for perfection, he wasn’t afraid of having standards, and he settled for nothing but the best. He is the recipient of over 10 James Beard awards and had an amazing cooking show, Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter. His eponymous restaurant was a pillar in the Chicago food scene for 3 decades. He will be missed.
On a final note, please check out my Barbells for Boobs fundraiser page. I will be participating this Saturday at 9:00AM. I’ll be smoking up a bunch of burgers, so if you are in the area of CrossFit South Bay Torrance, stop by and have a bite. I’m trying to raise $400 by then, so if you want to donate some money for Mammograms In Action, please visit my page.
Oh yah, remember to “Keep It Paleo!”
Ahi Tuna Nicoise for Two
“Keeping It Paleo!”