Saturday, May 18, 2019

Grilled Tuna on Salad with Ginger Dressing #recipe @PegCochran

Since I am doing Weight Watchers at the moment, I am always on the lookout for light recipes. And even if you aren't dieting, this makes a lovely and very satisfying warm weather dinner or lunch.  I am still getting the hang of grilling fresh tuna--I would have liked it to have been a bit more rare than you'll see in the pictures, but I'm getting there!  This recipe can be adapted to include what you like in the salad--I had some edamame that I wanted to use up so I threw that in!

3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce

3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

2 Tbsp, fresh, minced ginger root or paste from a jar

2 Tbsp minced garlic

1 Tbsp dark brown sugar

2 tsp, toasted variety sesame oil

¼ cup mayonnaise (low fat if desired)

2 Tbsp, warm water

1 tsp,  sriracha chili sauce or to taste (optional)

1 pound tuna steak  

4 cups mixed greens

2 cups halved grape tomatoes

1 cup shredded carrots

1medium, thinly sliced cucumber

4 chopped scallions

Whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, sugar and oil; remove 3 tablespoons to a cup and reserve. 

Place tuna in a dish and pour remaining soy sauce mixture over top of tuna.  Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours and up to four hours.  

Light grill and let heat to 350 to 400 degrees.  Cook tuna to desired doneness—approximately 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium rare.  Slice thinly across the grain.

Add mayonnaise, water, salt and sriracha to reserved soy sauce mixture.  

Combine lettuce, tomatoes, carrots and cucumber in a large serving bowl; drizzle with reserved dressing. Top with tuna; garnish with scallions.  

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  1. My father used to love fresh tuna, although I never knew why (he grew up in New York State). I've rarely tried it, but our market does have it. Love the marinade!

  2. Well done all around.
    Keep experimenting and sharing.