Sushi grade seared Ahi tuna is served over a bed of roasted winter vegetables and Israeli couscous. Drizzled with a soy ginger glaze it’s a delicious and easy meal.
I used to think I hated tuna. Memories of my dad making tuna melts for lunch and stinking up the entire house with that dreaded canned tuna smell as it toasted away in the oven haunted me and I just couldn’t fathom how a tuna steak would be any different even though I was told over and over again it wasn’t any where near the same.
Fast forward to my college summers spent as a waitress where a popular seared Ahi tuna salad was always a customer favorite off the lunch menu and I finally worked up the courage to try it one day in between a double shift.
My coworker friend insisted it be just seared and not fully cooked like I wanted to order it and 10 minutes later a bright red fleshed tuna steak was in front of me. The restaurant served it with grilled balsamic vegetables and a balsamic reduction and one forkful in I was a complete tuna convert.
Granted, the canned stuff still stinks to high heavens but nothing beats a perfectly seared piece of sushi grade Ahi tuna.
Bumble Bee asked me to try out one of their new SuperFresh meals and when I heard it was a sushi grade, wild caught, seared Ahi tuna that you literally just let defrost in the refrigerator before eating, I was kinda beyond psyched. It literally doesn’t get easier than that when you need an easy and healthy protein option for dinner.
I always think of Asian flavor profiles when I think seared tuna but considering the time of year, I wanted to serve this one a bit differently, it’s a bit Asian meets American winter but somehow, it works.
Winter vegetables get roasted with sesame oil and tossed with Israeli couscous for a hearty bed of greens and grains to serve the Ahi tuna on. They’re then drizzled with a soy ginger glaze and just like that you have a delicious, easy, healthy (and sustainable!) dinner in front of you.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 390Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 1451mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 12gSugar: 12gProtein: 24g
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