Pan-seared or grilled tuna steaks on a bed of mix greens with grilled bell peppers.
Tuna is not as high in fat as you might think : in fact it contains only 4-6 % fat, mainly omega-3 fats. Eating this type of fat is recommended for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
|2||yellow or red sweet peppers||400 g|
|2 tsp||olive oil||10 mL|
|4||tuna steaks, or blue marlin||500 g|
|4 cups||mixed greens||100 g|
|30 mL||Classic Vinaigrette||2 tbsp|
|2 tsp||extra virgin olive oil||10 mL|
|4 tsp||chives, fresh [optional]||4 g|
|ground pepper to taste [optional]|
- Cut the peppers into quarters lengthwise, removing the seeds and the stems, then brush them with the olive oil, and sprinkle with plenty of salt. Arrange them on a hot grill, or under a preheated broiler in the oven. Cook the peppers until they are golden-brown and charred in spots, 5 to 7 min, turning them once. To make the peeling operation easier, cover or wrap the peppers in aluminum foil or in a paper bag, and let them cool down a few minutes (the moisture kept within will help lift the peel).
- Put the tuna steaks in a dry pan or on a grill, over medium-low heat. Sear 3-4 min per side, depending on the desired level of doneness. Tuna dries out very quickly when overcooked and is best appreciated served "pink" or "blue" in the centre. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Wrap the steaks in aluminum foil and set aside for 5 min so that the juices can distribute evenly and give the inside time to become soft and tender.
- Use these last few minutes to dress the plates with the vegetables. Rinse and spin-dry the mixed greens, then put them in a bowl and toss with the Classic Vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper, then divide them up onto the individual serving plates. Arrange the peppers on top, then add the tuna steaks and drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil. Garnish with chopped chives and freshly ground pepper, then serve.
Nutrition Facts Table
per 1 serving (230g)
% Daily Value
Servings of Canada's Food Guide1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
|Vegetables and Fruits :||2 ¼||servings|
|Grain Products :||0||serving|
|Milk and Alternatives :||0||serving|
|Meat and Alternatives :||1 ½||servings|
ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Free :
- Added Sugar, Trans Fat
- Low :
- Saturated Fat, Sodium
- Source of :
- Calcium, Copper, Manganese, Omega-3, Zinc
- Good source of :
- Folacin, Iron
- Excellent source of :
- Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
- Diet-related health claims :
- Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy
|Meat and Alternatives||4 ½|