Tuna is available most of the year, so fresh steaks should be easy to come by. Be choosy: a reddish color is acceptable, but flesh with dark spots or streaks should be avoided. As with all great ocean fish, the flesh tends to be dry. Marinate with oil, and avoid overcooking. The timing is critical, as tuna should be served medium rare. Use a kitchen timer.
Baked Orange Salmon with Fennel
A surprisingly good and healthy dish for guests or family. Salmon fillets are roasted with fennel bulb in an orange sauce.
Mushroom Chicken Dijon
A very good, creamy chicken dish with a mushroom and Dijon mustard twist. Serve over a bed of rice if desired.
Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding
This recipe came from an English friend who married an American serviceman. Her family serves it every Sunday (a British tradition).
Roast Chicken with Thyme and Onions
People are always raving about chicken and rosemary, when I think chicken and fresh thyme is superior. This is so easy it's criminal, and the results are fabulous. I sometimes add four or five bulbs of green garlic if I find it at the farmers' market.
All American Roast Beef
This is your basic everyday eye round roast beef. Simply cooked to perfection. Serve it to family or company. The secret is in the time cooked. 20 minutes per pound at 375 degrees.
Here is a great recipe for moussaka, a Greek dish. It includes sliced eggplant baked in a ground beef sauce and then smothered in a thin white sauce.
I made this last year out of the blue, and my whole family enjoyed it. We had never had duck before, and it was a nice exchange for the traditional turkey. We served it with all the usual side dishes.
Garlic Prime Rib
Quick and easy marinade and so tasty, I was trusted with this recipe but I can't keep it to myself!
Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce
This is a great recipe for falafel. Everyone that I have made it for loves it. Yum!