Tasty Ahi Tuna Recipe
A mouth-watering, bold and flavourful tuna steak loaded with vegetables
- 2 tuna steaks
- 2 tbsp olive oil or canola
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes optional
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 2 tbsp ketchup I used Heinz no sugar ketchup
- 1 cup diced zucchini
- 1/2 medium bell pepper sliced
- 1 cup mushrooms sliced
- Black pepper and salt to taste
- 1 clove garlic minced
- In a medium bowl, mix the soy sauce, honey, pepper flakes, fish sauce, and ketchup then set aside
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non stick pan
- Add the steak sear for 2 min without moving. Flip and cook for another 3 min or cooked to preference. Do not over cook, otherwise you'll end up with a dry steak.
- Remove steak and set aside on a plate
- Add the remaining olive oil and butter and add mushrooms. Sautee until it caramelizes.
- Add the rest of the vegetables and sauté for 1-2 minutes
- Add the sauce mixture and stir evenly. Cook for 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens then remove and serve it over the tuna.
The only tuna I knew growing up was the canned one and its always been one of those dishes that I eat only because I happen to have some in the pantry or when looking for or trying a new recipe. One day as I was shopping in Costco with a friend, she was static how she tried ahi tuna somewhere and really enjoyed it. The way she described it was enough to convince me to buy a pack to go try it at home. I am glad I did. I bought the frozen one in the hopes of cooking it the next day but it ended up staying in my freezer for almost 4 months. (I can't be the only one who does this.. lol.. ) I was looking for something quick to prepare for dinner, and there it was! I searched for a recipe online but wasn't really impressed with the outcome. The first attempt was a bit dry and bland for my taste buds. Now, I have nothing against people who enjoy dry food, I just love mine moist, and juicy. I did not give up on tuna. I decided to play around with the sauces in my fridge and that's how I came up with this recipe. It has remained one my favourite ways to enjoy tuna. You can also try this Hawaiian Tuna Steak if you are looking for a different way to make tuna. This ahi tuna dish is full of flavour and very easy to prepare. The fish sauce and soy contains a lot of sodium so please taste first before adding salt. Otherwise, it may end up being unbearable. Feel free to add or substitute vegetables. You can use carrots, snap peas, chopped cauliflower, onions. What can I serve with Ahi tuna? I find the best side dish for this meal is buttered brown rice. You can also serve it with white rice or simply add more vegetables and serve it as it is for a low carb option. It also goes well with baked potatoes or The Best Mashed Potatoes If you buy frozen tuna, remove from the vacuum plastic, place onto a plate and let it thaw in the fridge. pat dry before cooking. If using fresh, just pat dry with a towel before proceeding.
Calories: 378kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 45gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 2676mgPotassium: 946mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 5035IUVitamin C: 51mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 3mg
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