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Tuna Log, part one

There isn’t really any farming here on Christmas Island except for the government supported coconut groves. The soil is all hard crushed coral, and the groundwater is way too salty to support any kind of agriculture. Actually, this island was uninhabited until something like 1915, when the Brits (I think) colonized it with natives from the Gilbert Islands to man the coconut plantations. Anyway, the staples are fish (tuna, trevally) and imported rice, and everything else is imported from Hawaii , Fiji or Australia. Needless to say, every meal includes some sort of tuna, and the hotel cook is, well, creative. Here’s the official tuna log for the past two weeks. (Compiled by Chris Webster programmer and tuna connoisseur.) The all time record was last Wednesday night, when we had 5 different tuna dishes to choose from.

In 12 days:

Tuna Sashimi
Tuna Sashimi marinated in soy & scallions
Tuna Ceviche

Tuna Curry
Stir-fry Tuna
Sweet and Sour Tuna.
Tuna Chop Suey
Tuna Fried Rice

Blackened Tuna
Smoked Tuna
Tuna Salad
Black Bean Tuna
Pan Seared Tuna
Poached Tuna w/ Capers
Grilled Tuna
Tuna w/ grilled onions & gravy.
Tuna nuggets
Popcorn Tuna
Tuna Kebobs
Tuna Stroganoff
Tuna Loaf
Tuna Patties with gravy

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