Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

Today’s Special: Friday 3/31/17

Seared Ahi Tuna Salad with Beets, Onion, Grapefruit, Avocado, Arugula, Mixed Greens and Citrus-Mint Vinaigrette $10

Featured Ingredient:

Ahi Tuna

The Ahi name refers to two different types of tuna, Yellowfin and Bigeye. Ahi means “fire” in Hawaiian, and references the smoke that was produced from the fishing line going over the side of the boat so quickly. The Ahi species of tuna is valued for not only being a sport fish but also for their delicious flavor. In Hawaii, Ahi are most abundant in the spring and summer, though they can be fished year-round.

 

 

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Saganaki Flaming Cheese OPA Salad

Today’s Special: Saganaki Flaming Cheese “OPA” Salad

Saganaki Flaming Cheese “OPA” Salad with warm gooey Kasseri cheese, mixed greens, celery, apple, parsley, pine nuts, garbanzo and lemon vinaigrette. $10.00

Ingredient Spotlight:

Kasseri Cheese: A medium-hard pale yellow cheese made from unpasteurized sheep milk. There is also a cow’s milk version.It is a soft textured, stringy rather than crumbly, chewy, hard-rind cheese and belongs to the pasta filata family of cheeses, like Provolone or Mozzarella. The use of fresh unpasteurized milk is necessary to obtain the correct flavor and texture, and aging of at least four months is required for the development of flavor. Aged kasseri faintly resembles Parmesan or Asiago but is not as creamy.

 

 

 

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