Seared Ahi Tuna with White Rice and Green Beans:
We had an action packed weekend! It’s was our son Tyler’s 9th birthday on Saturday and we celebrated all weekend long. We didn’t give him a big party this year as I don’t believe in giving a party for my kids every year. It’s just too much work and they get a little spoiled by it. Instead of spending all that money on a big party we chose to redecorate his room from a little boys room to a tween room. He picked the color and we got rid of his race car bed replacing it with cool bunk beds and a desk. It also forced me to clean out all his toys that he didn’t play with anymore. I didn’t do much cooking this weekend as we went to all of Tyler’s favorite restaurants. Benihanas on Saturday night and Islands on Sunday!
Now, it’s the beginning of a new week so it’s time to get back to a healthy game plan. Tonight’s dinner is one of my favorites Quick and Easy Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks that I bought at Whole Foods. Delicious and simple!
The weather is beautiful outside today here on the west coast and I’m looking forward to having a productive week!
Ali in the Valley
Photos by: Ali
Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe:
2 (6-8 ounce) ahi tuna steaks (3/4 of an inch thick) 2 Tbsp dark sesame oil 2 Tbsp soy sauce (or 2 teaspoons of wheat-free tamari for gluten-free option) 1 Tbsp of grated fresh ginger 1 clove garlic, minced 1 green onion (scallion) thinly sliced (a few slices reserved for garnish) 1 teaspoon lime juice
Mix the marinade ingredients together and coat the tuna steaks with the marinade, cover tightly, and refrigerate for at least an hour. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high to high heat.
When the pan is hot, add tuna and the marinade and sear them for a minute to a minute and a half on each side for rare (I do mine a little longer – 3 min. per side if you want the tuna less rare.) Remove from pan, serve tuna steaks whole or slice into 1/4-inch thick slices. Sprinkle with a few green onion slices. Serve plain or with white rice (or whatever you prefer).