Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens Recipe
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Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens Recipe

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Kathy Hawkins of Gurnee, Illinois turns grilled tuna into something sensational with her zippy marinade featuring raspberry preserves and Thai chili sauce, a spicy staple in Thai cuisine. Serve on Romaine lettuce, garnish with fresh veggies and this entree is special enough for guests. TASTY TIP: Add baked potatoes or a crusty loaf of bread and fresh fruit cups for dessert…and dinner is served!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons seedless raspberry preserves
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Thai chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tuna steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 1 package (10 ounces) torn romaine
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumber

Nutritional Facts

1 tuna steak with 1-1/2 cups salad equals 282 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 390 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 41 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Pour 1/4 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add tuna steaks. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for dressing.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill tuna, covered, over medium-hot heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare or until slightly pink in the center.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the romaine, carrot and cucumber; drizzle with reserved marinade and toss to coat. Divide among four plates. Top with grilled tuna. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens in Light & Tasty August/September 2006, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 tuna steak with 1-1/2 cups salad equals 282 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 390 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 41 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

This was a great and easy recipe. I made this under the broiler. My husband is dieabetic and was really great for his diet.

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2008

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