Monday, June 23, 2008

Blueberry Soy Tuna Steak

One perk of living by the ocean is the availability and abundance of fresh seafood. Going to the fish market can be a very exciting and enjoyable experience. It can also be a bit overwhelming. Yellowfin, or ahi tuna is one of our favorite choices because it tastes amazing seared (our favorite way to eat fish). However, it is also good for us. Yellowfin is low in saturated fat and sodium and is a very good source of protein, thiamin, selenium, and vitamin B6. If you have never picked a tuna steak from the market or grocery, here are some great tips. Tuna is a quick and easy meal for two that can and should become a staple in your diet. With this dish however, as in many meals, the secret is in the sauce!


  • .25 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons blueberry syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash salt
  • dash freshly ground pepper
  • dash garlic salt
  • 1lb fresh ahi tuna, cut into 2 8oz steaks
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • medium skillet or fry pan
  • tongs
  • extra small bowl
  • extra small whisk

Preheat skillet over medium heat. While the skillet heats, place soy sauce, syrup, cinnamon, salt, pepper and garlic salt into an extra small bowl. Whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Set this bowl of sauce aside.

Place the oil in heated skillet and coat the entire bottom of the pan. Add both tuna steaks to the skillet and drizzle with half of the sauce. Allow the steaks to cook for 4 minutes, flip, and drizzle the remaining sauce over the tuna. After 4 more minutes, remove tuna steaks from skillet and serve.

***We prefer our tuna steaks rare to medium rare. To obtain this temperature, cook steaks for 4 minutes on each side. To obtain the perfect temperature for your taste-buds, keep a close eye on the steaks as they cook. This is why we suggest making the sauce before you place the tuna into the skillet.


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