Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Tuna steaks with roasted veg

So tonight J had a Darwin College governing body meeting, so didn't get home until 9.30. As I rode home I was wondering what to cook, considering the possibilities, and decided on tuna with roasted veg on the side. The veg were all there at home, of course, so that was easy, and I dropped by Tesco to pick up the tuna.

The tuna was already wrapped in discount plastic bags, but I bought it anyway. Mistake. Should have known better. I mean, fish on a discount.

I had shallots, potatoes, half a red pepper, half a courgette and a couple of garlic cloves along with 2 halves of an immature gem squash. That was really interesting, as the seeds were unformed, so I just scooped out the 'paste' where they were starting. The skin was still too tough to eat, even though the squash was only 5cm in diameter, but the flesh was delish. I tossed them in olive oil with fresh thyme and marjoram, then roasted them for half an hour flat out.

I found wierdly shaped pieces of tuna in the plastic bag, 2 of which I fried, one went to the freezer. Tastewise they were OK, but not great.

Two and a half hours later, I find myself running to the bog. And again and again, all evening. Do I dare go to bed, I ask myself. This is not nice. Do I blame the tuna? I can't imagine roasted veg doing this to me.

10 comments:

ArcticFox said...

Crumbs that's not a good sign..... hope you're feeling better soon!! Imodium is your friend.... I always keep a spare pack lying around just in case!! Still.... better out than in, they always say. Good luck!!

FoX

DJ Kirkby said...

Hope you feel beter now! I wouldn't blame the tuna though...I just had a knock at my door. A 6 foot beatle was standing there. It slapped my face and told me to fuck off. Apparently there is a nasty bug going round...

Rob Clack said...

Much better now, thanks both. I did think of Immodium but generally reckon that if my body thinks it's been poisoned and wants rid of it as soon as poss, it's probably better just to let it get on with it.

V. funny, DJK. Many ancient jokes benefit from exposure to the air now and then!

DJ Kirkby said...

Ancient? Is it really? Man I am always late for everything! Glad you are feeling better and yes you made the right decision re: immodium.

headless chicken said...

Oh dear.....hope you were stocked up with loo-roll! Laughed loads at dj kirkbys comment...

Rob Clack said...

Yes, I laughed at DJK's joke. And meant it about ancient jokes, too. I like hearing them, provided it's infrequently enough for me not to see the punchline coming.

trousers said...

Good evening Mr Clack, thought I'd drop by after catching sight of you over at mine earlier.

Reckon it was the tuna, it's done that to me before. Shame, since there's nothing like a good piece of tuna steak (then again by the sounds of it, this wasn't a good piece of tuna steak).

Rob Clack said...

Hello Trousers, welcome to my blog. Yes, I wasn't impressed by the tuna. Fortunately the symptoms faded after I got to bed. But next time I'll only buy something I can see on the ice!

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