This afternoon I found a beautiful piece of tuna on special at the store…and I got really excited! Due to our (very) limited budget, we pretty much stick to chicken, tofu and eggs as our sources of protein- so when I saw tuna at a price that fit my budget, I snatched it up and went home to throw dinner together.
I decided to let the tuna speak for itself and prepare it very simply. I marinated it in a little soy sauce, sesame oil and black pepper and then seared it on each side. I served in on top of some lovely field greens and topped it with all sorts of fun salad goodies! This was a super simple week night meal and you can EASILY make it with steak, chicken or shrimp.
Seared Tuna Salad
1 8oz tuna steak
2 T soy sauce
1/2 t sesame oil
1 t black pepper
3C field greens
1/4 C fuji apple, cut into strips
1/4 C carrot, cut into strips
1/4 C daikon radish, cut into strips
1 t fresh ginger, chopped
1/4 C edamame, shelled
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 T soy sauce
1/2 t sugar or agave
1/8 C cashews, chopped
Mix together the sesame oil, soy sauce and black pepper. Pour it on top of the tun and allow it to marinate for about 20 minutes.
While the tuna is marinating, prepare your salad. Place the field greens in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the apple, carrot, radish, ginger, edamame, soy sauce, lemon juice and sugar or agave. Toss everything together.
Now, heat a pan on high. When the pan is very hot, spray it with cooking spray and then place your tuna in the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side. When the tuna is done, slice it AGAINST THE GRAIN.
Place the tuna on top of your field greens. Now, top it with the carrot, radish mixture and pour on the remaining sauce. Top each salad with cashews. Enjoy!