An 8 & $20 Perferfect for Labor Day Grilling: Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks with Grilled Pineapple and Sweet Chile Sauce

The summer has just flown by!

Memorial Day seems like it was just a blip ago, but here we are Labor Day. It has been quite a crazy summer around here. 

For the first time in a long time this Gypsy has been roaming again. There's bee A LOT of travel over the last couple of months, and only more to come, with a lot of other exciting things in the works as well. 

In the meantime, let me share with a recent 8 & $20 that is perfect for grilling, indoors or out: Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks with Grilled Pineapple and Sweet Chile Sauce. (As usual, photo credit for the lovely shot up top goes to Greg Hudson.)

My pick for a match in the article was the lovely Pewsey Vale Dry Riesling Eden Valley Dry 2017. However, the other wine we sampled alongside it – Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc Northern Sonoma Charlotte's Home 2017 – made a really good match as well, particularly if you prefer to skip the Chile Sauce. 

Either would be really refreshing on a hot day. 

It's very easy to make-over the leftovers as well. Just slice up the tuna steaks and pile them up along with the slaw on a tortilla for a taco or in between slices of toast for a sandwich.  In this case, we piled everything up on homemade sourdough bread for a tartine.

For a twist we tried this with Eden Specialty Cider's Imperial 11° Rosé. I received this as a sample, and it made for a really fun pairing. It's made from biodynamically grown, heirloom apples from Vermont with red currants blended in to create a rosé. It's off-dry, which worked perfectly with the spicy, sweet flavors.

Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!