(healthy) seared tuna with lemon garlic sauce

healthy seared tuna with lemon garlic sauce | drag it through the garden

It has officially been a week since the start of the New Year. To aid in all the weight loss and healthy eating resolutions, here is a quick and simple entrée that will look as good on your plate as it does on your waistline. One serving of this tuna (about a 4 oz. tuna steak) will run you around 250 calories. According to me, that’s practically nothing.

I hope you all are still sticking strong with your resolutions. I tend to think that week two of pretty much anything is always the hardest. Besides maybe sunbathing on a beach in the Caribbean.

My resolutions? Stop feeling guilty for absolutely everything—that has become a brand new talent of mine in the last couple of years—and stop picking at my split ends. Because that’s gross. And probably really bad for my hair.

I have felt a bit of unnecessary guilt and spied a split end or two in my hair during the past week, but I think I’ve done pretty good evading these bad habits, all things considered.

But, honestly, whether you have a healthy-eating resolution or not, you should try this tuna. I mean, 250 calories? Ten minutes in the kitchen? What do you have to lose?

seared yellowfin tuna with lemon garlic sauce

Makes 4 servings
Total time: 10 minutes

For the tuna:
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 medium yellowfin tuna steaks

Salt and pepper

For the sauce:
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/3 cup white wine

juice of 1 lemon

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season tuna with salt and pepper. Place tuna in heated skillet and let cook for about 8 minutes, until tuna is light pink in the center, turning once (cooking time will depend on the size of your steak).

Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and add olive oil. Add garlic and stir constantly for about 1 minute, until garlic is golden. Stir in white wine and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and continue cooking for about 3-4 minutes, until sauce is just slightly reduced. Stir in lemon juice and remove from heat. Serve over tuna.


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