Basil-Tomato Tuna Steaks Recipe

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Be prepared to reel in raves when you place this fabulous fish dish on the table, advises Jan Parker of Englewood, Florida. "It's moist and flavorful, topped off with basil, tomato and cheese. My husband requests it on a regular basis all year long."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Broil: 5 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Broil: 5 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tuna or salmon steaks (1 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 171 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 371 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add the tuna steaks; cook for 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Transfer to a broiler pan. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Cover with basil leaves. Top with tomato and cheese. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Basil-Tomato Tuna Steaks in Light & Tasty August/September 2001, p16

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 171 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 371 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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