Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Seared Tuna Salad

SPC interrupts this blog post for a quick PSA:

**The FDA and EPA recommend that pregnant women, nursing mothers, and young children limit their weekly intake of tuna and other large fish. If you want the breakdown of the recommendations, click on this
backgrounder on mercury levels in fish.**

SPH loves seared tuna. This week we picked up some fresh Yellow Fin Tuna and seared it up for this easy recipe. This probably a dish you won't be serving the little ones, so consider it a treat for a night when you and your special squeeze want to have a date night in.

Seared Tuna Salad

2 fresh tuna filets
1 T black sesame seeds
1 T sesame seeds (or use 2 T if you can't find black)
1/2 t salt and pepper
fresh spinach
shredded carrots
2-3 radishes, sliced
2 T sliced almonds
2-3 T Newman's Own Ginger Sesame Salad Dressing

Mix the sesame seeds, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Dredge the tuna in the mixture, coating on all sides. On a hot grill or in a hot pan, sear the tuna for 2-3 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, mix your spinach, veggies, almonds and dressing in a bowl. Serve the tuna on top of the salad.

I caution even calling this a "recipe," because it really is more of just a meal "idea." I will say though, it is incredibly delicious. Isn't your mouth watering looking at this picture?
Sweet Eats,

1 comment:

Slacker Mama said...

The sesame seeds add such a sophisticated touch!

We just seared ours and drizzled a bit of balsamic vinegar over the top. We sauteed our spinach and had a tomatoes/mozz with more balsamic as well.