Thursday, October 27, 2011

Asian Tuna Slaw

Looking to put together a fast lunch?  That is exactly how I came up with this tasty tuna recipe.  It takes about 5 minutes to make and it's delicious.  I love canned albacore tuna, but needed to make something healthier than the traditional soybean oil (mayo) and high-fructose-corn-syrup-laden (relish) meal.  I settled on an asian slaw made with prepackaged broccoli slaw, ginger, garlic, macadamia nut and sesame oil.  I mixed in my tuna, added a bit more sesame oil and topped the whole thing off with cilantro and pine nuts.  Who said tuna has to be boring or traditional?!  Enjoy!

Packed with flavor:  the perfect lunch slaw!

Ingredients (makes 2 servings):
1 package broccoli slaw
2 cans albacore tuna packed in water
1tbs macadamia nut oil
1/2tsp sesame oil (more to taste at the end if needed)
1tbs fresh minced ginger
2tsp minced garlic
2tbs white balsamic vinegar or rice wine vinegar
handful of chopped cilantro
handful of pinenuts

1. Heat your macadamia nut oil in a large skillet.  Add ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant.  Add your slaw and mix well.  Add vinegar and sesame oil and cook (cover with a lid to help it steam) stirring occasionally until it's crisp-tender (maybe 5 minutes or less??).
2. Drain your tuna.  In a large bowl mix slaw with your tuna.  Add a bit more sesame oil and salt if needed.  Divide into 2 servings.  Top with cilantro and pine nuts.  Enjoy.

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