Chart House Restaurant

While in the Phoenix area, Alex and I ate at the Chart House restaurant, this restaurant was AMAZING! You get your moneys worth here. The price of the entrees were between $25-$30. I ordered their Spiced Yellowfin Ahi Tuna. I’ve always wanted to order tuna in a restaurant, and figured given the “fanciness” of the resaurant, they would probably know how to cook tuna perfectly. The tuna was the BEST PIECE OF MEAT I’VE EVER HAD. Being from the Midwest, I have had delicious and tender, steak and pork, but this tuna blew them out of the water.

The Yellowfin was flavored with cajun spices, then grilled. It was set upon a ginger soy butter sauce (YUM!). The tuna was served with a wasabi cream on top of carrot ribbons, and a side of spinach & bok choy (which they neglected to put on my plate). While I was busy poking around the carrot ribbons (looking for my spinach) I picked up a giant fork full of the wasabi cream, boy did that open up my sinuses. The tuna was cooked to perfection, so tender and juicy. As I took my first bite,  I placed the tuna on my tounge and it melted away. MMMMMMMMM! So good! This is something I want try to tackle in my kitchen.

Vampires Beware!

Roasted garlic. So easy. So simple. So delicious! The first time I enjoyed roasted garlic was when my husband and I were dining in Omaha’s Old Market. We ordered an antipasto appetizer off the menu at Vivace, which came with an assortment of cheeses, salty Italian meats, crusty bread and roasted garlic. Neither one of us had had roasted garlic before, and we were in love after the first bite.

Don’t live near Omaha? That’s all right, you can enjoy roasted garlic in your home, without a lot of fuss. All you need is a couple heads of garlic, and olive oil. Cut the tops off the garlic, drizzle olive oil over the garlic, wrap up in tin foil and roast in a hot oven (400-425 degrees F) for 45-60 minutes. What comes out of the oven is the most delicious way to enjoy garlic. Squeeze out the golden brown cloves, mash into a paste, and enjoy. I love roasted garlic smeared on a piece of crust bread. Yum! Yum! Yum!