Ahi

 There’s a lady that sets up shop next to Anina’s drive-thru every Friday. She sells super-fresh fish… way better than anything you can get at City Market or Alberstons. Last Friday I biked over to see Nina for my lunch break, and she reminded me that I should go check out the fish shack. I got a half-pound sushi-grade yellowfin (ahi) tuna steak for $7. Nina kinda gave me the “how much?” look but hey, I’ll just have this be a once-in-a-while indulgence. Anything good enough to eat raw probably costs a little more than normal…

Anticipating a nice easy Saturday grilled lunch, that morning I coated the tuna with some sesame oil, garlic, black pepper, and brown sugar, and put it in the fridge to come back out in a few hours. Well, Saturday was busy. We weren’t home at all.

This morning during the worship service my stomach was audibly complaining; I hope I didn’t disturb the folks in the surrounding pews. You can guess what was going through my mind at that point…

As soon as I got off work, I started the charcoal briquets and began the final phases of the anticipation process.

Then I just seared the steak for about 3 minutes on each side, pulled it off the grill, and was happily savoring the ahi within a minute’s time. Mmm, sooo good!

So if you’re ever in the north end of Durango on a Friday, look for the little fish shack by Joe’s and the Post Office, and stop in and pick something up! You won’t be disappointed…

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