Something smelled fishy, so our bat wanted to investigate and came back with some fresh tuna! Tuna is a great source of Vitamin B, Vitamin D (not a high amount, however, Vitamin D is rare to find in foods), and is rich in those Omega oils that help both in joint care and to fight heart disease. However, oily fish do contain cholesterol, so like most things in life, consume in moderation. Loving fruit we came up with a recipe to include some lemon, boosting that Vitamin C. We also miss sushi so we tried to come up with something that will let us use ginger and soy sauce dipping, (if I had some wasabi I would have spiked the soy sauce with it but I didn’t have so we had to do without it). So now let’s see how this fast and easy recipe goes.
- Sesame Seeds
- Soy Sauce
We started by steaming the tuna (or place in a pot with shallow water and boil), now even though the tuna looks very much like beef, it cooks really quickly so be careful not to overcook it! In a pan grill some lemon zest, ginger, chives, and chili. Add some lemon juice and sesame seeds, heat, and add the tuna (I diced the tuna here so it can mix with the other ingredients better). Mix well and remove from the heat.
Your fish is ready to be served! Garnish with a little more sesame seeds and chives (fresh is better but dried will also do the trick). You can drizzle with soy sauce or serve the soy sauce on the side to dip the fish in. Simple, right?!
You can pair this recipe with balsamic vinegar instead of soy sauce, especially if you are trying to lose weight, the taste is sweeter but pairs just as well! This recipe can be served hot, however, it is also great cold, it is tuna after all, just like the canned version! You can serve this recipe as a starter or add salad to it (it pairs exceptionally well with sweet peas). Especially if you are using your soy or vinegar as a dip, a deconstructed salad will make this recipe really fun using the veggies as dippers! Hope you will give this recipe a try and share with us your thought and experiments with it!