Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Soy Seared Tuna

Soy Seared Tuna...Well life has gotten busy! And unfortunately has left me with less time to blog, and truthfully less time to cook. But that's what Dahlicious is all about anyways isn't it - being short on time, and perhaps ingredients (and the desire to be creative) YET pushing through that weekday food lull and still serving up something well balanced and satisfying.

I've made some good stir fry's as well as a lot of grilled fish & veggie dinners over the last week. Nothing out of the ordinary per se, mostly pulling from recipes I've already posted. 

Last night I decided to spice things up just a tad, and marinate my tuna steaks before quickly searing. I grabbed a handful of ingredients from the pantry and whisked up this little mixture:

1 Clove pressed garlic
Olive Oil
Soy Sauce
Organic Blue Agave
Flax Seeds (gave a similar feel to sesame seeds which I did not have on hand)

I whisked those things up in a bowl and poured it over my tuna. I let the tuna chill/marinate in a covered  Pyrex baking dish in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

While the fish was getting all tasty in the fridge I sauteed one small chopped yellow onion and a whole bag of snap peas in garlic and a dash of soy sauce. Once those had a nice brown going I got my grill pan hot and seared off the tuna. 

The timing worked just perfectly with the TJ's quinoa I added as well. That (like the brown rice) just goes right in the microwave in a bowl for 3 minutes, stir it up and do another 3. I put the tuna on just as I was getting the quinoa going for the first three minutes, and flipped it over when I fluffed the quinoa for the second three minutes.

All in all it was a Dahlicious meal, plenty of veggies and protein (quinoa is packed with protein) and the marinade added a nice little flavor to the tuna.

Hope yall had a Dahlicious Monday too!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great dish! One of my favorite tuna recipes. I substitute the quinoa for brown rice or sweet potato sometime.