Shannon of Rocks In My Dryer is hosting a special themed ~
Works For Me Wednesday, WFMW,
where she would like us to list a healthy low-fat recipe for the
New Year 2007.
It's the healthy eating edition!
This is the first time I have participated in WFMW, so
get your weight-loss-friendly recipes ready to share with the rest of us,
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Crispy... Tuna... Steaks
in... Citrus... Sauce
Everyone knows fish is a good choice for heart-healthy eating...it's lower in saturated fat than meat and poultry. Their beefy texture makes tuna steaks a favorite with affirmed meat eaters. The seasonal cornmeal seals in its juicy flavor. Who could resist! lol
prep time: 15 minutes; cook time: 9 minutes
2 large oranges
1 1/2 c orange juice
2 Tbs dry white wine (optional)
2 Tbs cornstarch
2 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 tuna steaks (1/2 inch thick, 6 ounces ea)
4 tsp olive oil
Peel and section oranges, eliminating seeds. Whisk orange juice, wine (if using), and cornstarch in small saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in orange sections. Keep warm.
Mix cilantro, cornmeal, salt, and pepper in pie plate. Coat both sides of tuna steaks with cornmeal mixture, pressing firmly so crust mixture adheres.
Heat 2 tsp oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Sear tuna until done to taste, 2 to 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Add remaining oil just before turning fish. Serve with the sauce.
Tip: When purchasing tuna, I use yellowfin. It's a good choice for this recipe because it holds its shape and is flavorful. I also make this recipe with salmon.
Health hint: Tuna is a member of the mackerel family. It is high in heart-protecting omega-3 acids (canned albacore tuna has the highest levels) Omega-3s are special fats that help prevent artery disease. Like most fish, tuna is especially rich in B vitamins, including niacin, thiamin, and vitamin B6.
Hope you all enjoy this tasty and healthy little number as much as we do. lol I will be in and out of the Dental office this week while they fix me up and make me look pretty. he he! I am so out of my comfort zone whenever I have to go to the Dentist so I tend to joke and tease with them and today, I just had them all in stitches, my way of dealing with it! So, it's just the two of us hoping you remember to keep it lite, and eat healthy!