Okay, I know half of you saw the title of this post and said, “Ewww!” But stay with me here. Fish is too good for you to ignore (and so is this recipe).
Did you know the American Heart Association recommends you eat two servings of fish per week? Fatty fish like salmon and tuna are chockful of omega-3′s, which are an essential component in reducing heart disease.
One of my favorite ways to eat tuna is to grill it. You can find tuna steaks in the meat department of your local grocery store. (The fresh stuff is really expensive, but you can find a cheaper version that is flash-frozen.)
So here it is…
Sarah’s Grilled Tuna Steaks
4 tuna steaks (about 6 ounces each)
Fresh lemon, cut in half
Fresh minced basil (or dried basil works too)
Drizzle both sides of the tuna steaks with oil, then squeeze half of the lemon’s juice on top. (I save the other half for fresh squeezing when the fish is served.) Rub the garlic, basil, salt, and pepper on both sides of the steaks. (I didn’t put any measurements because I usually sprinkle based on my tastes that night. :))
Grill, covered, or broil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until done to your preference. (I like a little bit of pink in the center so it doesn’t get too dried out.) Broiling tip: Fill the bottom of the broil pan with a little bit of water. It keeps the meat from losing too many juices and it makes cleanup easier.
*Side note: This recipe is cleanse-friendly too! You’ll just want to eliminate the salt or use a little bit of sea-salt if you must have it.
That’s it! Super easy, healthy, and yummy. I took a fancy picture, but alas, my camera decided to die and lose everything I’d taken in the last three months. So here’s a photo of another version of tuna steaks from Taste of Home.
Are you a big fish eater? What’s your favorite kind of fish to eat? Any cooking tips to add?