What's for dinner? I ask myself that question quite often, along with What's for breakfast and What's for lunch? Some days I have an easier time deciding than other days, and last Sunday was just such an occurrence.
After walking almost 5 miles in the morning, having pasta for lunch and taking a nap, I wanted something fresh and invigorating for dinner. Alas, that required a trip to the grocery store, but it was so worth it!
I knew I wanted seared tuna (and luckily it was on sale for $5.99/pound). My original idea was to have it along with an avocado & tomato salad, but that plan changed once I saw edamame on sale.
I present to you Seared Tuna with Bok Choy & Edamame. [Two things: 1) What do you think of my newly acquired collage skill?? 2) I took the photos at 8 pm at night: thus the poor quality]
Ingredients (my apologies for not providing the exact amounts this time: I seriously just put a few splashes of this and a few splashes of that: taste as you go!)
ground black pepper
bok choy, quartered
shelled frozen edamame, defrosted
1. Combine the first 7 ingredients. Make sure the sauce tastes salty and gingery. Leave half of the sauce in a bowl, and put another half aside.
2. Marinade tuna in one half of the sauce.
3. Add a bit of vegetable oil to a hot pan, add bok choy and edamame and stir fry for about 5 minutes. Remove from a pan into a bowl and add the remaining sauce. (See, the same sauce is used as a marinade and as a dressing!)
4. Remove the tuna from the marinade and coat it in sesame seeds.
5. Heat a bit of oil in a pan (I used the same one that I used for the vegetables) and sear the tuna for about 3 minutes on each side, depending on how cooked you want it to be and how think your tuna is.
6. Slice tuna on a diagonal and serve on top of bok choy and edamame.
LOVED this meal.
What's your idea of a fresh, invigorating, quick and delicious meal?