For a delicious, quick meal that combines carbs, proteins, and good fats, try this ahi-tuna recipe. It’s great hot or cold, so don’t forget to make a little extra for leftovers. 🙂
Ahi tuna steak (defrosted or fresh steaks are fine)
Trader Joe sesame soy ginger dressing
Avocado (1/4 -1/2 an avocado per serving depending on the size)
Optional: sauteed zucchini, sliced almonds
Step 1: Put a pot of water to boil and heat up a pan with a little bit of olive oil as you prep your fish.
Step 2: Rinse fish and pat dry. Drizzle 1 tsp of olive oil on top, then season with a pinch of salt. Then coat one side completely with ground black pepper and sesame seeds.
Step 3: In a medium-hot pan put tuna steaks seasoned side down for 2-3 minutes (depending on the thickness of the steak). While the first side is cooking, season the other side of the tuna. Once one side is cooked, flip and cook the other side another 2-3 minutes. Tuna should be medium rare at this point. *To get a good sear don’t move the fish once you’ve laid it in the pan.
Step 4: Remove the seared steaks from the pan and let them sit on a plate to cool. As they are cooling, put the soba noodles in your pot of boiling water to cook (check the directions, but this will usually be between 3-5 minutes).
Step 5: Once the noodles are done cooking, give them a quick rinse in cold water and put them on a plate. You are now ready to assemble your dish.
Step 6: Slice the tuna steak and put the pieces on top of your soba noodles. Add the edamame beans, sliced avocado, sauteed zucchini (optional), and a teaspoon of the sesame soy ginger dressing. Lightly toss. Add sesame seeds or sliced almonds on top for a little extra flavor.