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At Dirk's
we carry many additional items to complete and complement your favorite recipe such as:
- Select Fresh   
- Fresh Breads
- Fresh Chips &
- Parchment Paper
    (by the sheet)
- Seafood Utensils
and more.....


Tuna Napoleons
  • Terry just kind of whipped up a batch of these one evening and we've been hooked ever since.
  • These napoleons are many layers of wonderful flavors that come together in a big taste blast and they look so cool on the plate. A perfect summer dish!
  • There are quite a few steps to this recipe but many can be done ahead of time and it all comes together in the end.



Lemon and Garlic Infused Olive Oil

Veggies for Napoleons

  • 32 slices Baby eggplant
  • 32 slices zucchini
  • 32 slices red pepper

Bread for Napoleons

  • 16 thin slices Ciabatta (this bread works best, it's wide and airy)

Tuna Napoleons

  • 2 lbs fresh tuna, 2-1 lb steaks would best best for cooking
  • 1 /4 cup lemon and garlic infused olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon  black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Simply Delicious Caesar Dressing

  • 6 cups romaine lettuce leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup caesar dressing


  • Brush veggies with lemon garlic olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt. Grill until tender
  • Brush bread with lemon garlic olive oil. Grill both side being sure to achieve nice grill marks.
  • Combine all ingredients except tuna. Coat tuna with marinade. Let sit a room temperature 30 to 45 minutes. Grill on hot grill 2 minutes per side, remove slice on a bias, about 1/2 inch slices.
  • Toss 1/2 cup caesar dressing over romaine reserving 1/2 cup dressing
  • Put one slice of bread down top with a little romaine, add 2 slices of each veggie, top with 2 slices tuna. Add another slice of bread and repeat above steps. Drizzle each Napoleon with a little of remaining dressing.
  • Serves 8 hungry people. Enjoy!


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