It is absolutely perfect weather here.  Perfect.  72°, slight breeze, no humidity.  Did I mention perfect?!?  It’s perfect.

Of course, perfect weather requires dinner cooked outdoors on the grill.  And what better thing to grill than Asian-inspired tuna steaks?

I marinated the steaks in a bit of soy sauce, rice wine, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.  Onto the barbie they went.

Meanwhile, I made a bit of a spicy fruit compote for the top.  I often make cold fruit salsas for seafood, pork, chicken, whatever, but rarely cook it.  Tonight, I cooked it.

I sauteed a shallot in a bit of butter and added one diced peach, and one diced plum.  I cooked them for a bit and then added some rice wine and cooked it down.  I had about a third of a pint of raspberries, so they went in as well.  Finally, I added some sambal oelek for kick.  When the tuna was done, I spooned it on top.

I really like sweet and spicy combinations, and this one worked really well.  And it played well against the slightly soy-salty tuna marinade and the crunchy toasted sesame seeds.

Very simple black japonica rice and cauliflower and broccoli steamed with a bit of soy sauce in the water finished off the plate.

Pork chops are definitely on the menu for tomorrow night.  Grilled with grilled potatoes.

Thursday, I think I’m going to grill scallops.  I need to think of what do do with them…