Sunday, May 17, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers: Tuna Salad

Well, actually, I changed it to Salmon Salad because I was too lazy to go to the fish store for sushi-grade tuna. I don't trust the tuna at the grocery store to be sushi-grade. So I just settled on a nice piece of salmon from my local grocery store. It worked super in this tasty salad. I LOVED LOVED LOVED the dressing that Ina makes to go with this!! I did pare back the salt content though - I only used half of both the kosher and soy sauce amounts she dictates. And I found it to be perfect. Just the right amount of salt, tart and wasabi bite. I really loved the flavor.
Instead of pan searing the salmon, I decided to grill it. The grill flavor went so well with the rest of the ingredients. Some other additions I made to this were grilled asparagus, chopped tomato and chopped fresh basil. I then served the salmon mixture over a bed of lettuce. It was such a satisfying summery meal and perfect for a hot humid evening.
I would DEFINITELY make this again! It would be great for a sweet summer picnic. I'm really hoping my husband and I can take a picnic to the National Arboretum at some point this summer. It will allow me to combine some of my favorite things - cooking for the picnic lunch, photographing the beautiful arboretum and spending time with my husband. Sounds like a perfect day to me!! If this rain ever stops then we'll get there sooner rather than later. Come on summertime!!

Here's a link to the recipe if you're interested:
Tuna Salad

And here's a link to Barefoot bloggers to see how everyone else made this dish.


Joelen said...

This looks wonderful and is an Ina recipe I'm looking forward to trying soon!

Sophie said...

YUMMIe! What a lovely salmon salad!! I love that you topped it with grilled green asparagus!! Yum Yum, indeed!

Aggie said...

What a great idea to sub salmon...your salad looks awesome! I'm behind this month in BB so am hoping to make this over the weekend! Thanks for the inspiration! ;)