This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Are you casting asparagus on my cooking?"
-Curley Howard, Stooge
Salsa is a great way to get veggies without even thinking about it. The pan grilled asparagus makes the perfect salsa and you can serve this with tuna, shrimp... almost any thing you want. It is perfect for tacos. Your family may not even know they are getting a serving of veggies with their meal.
Vegetables are “refreshed” by placing them in an ice water bath after they have been blanched or steamed. This abruptly stops the cooking process, fixing the color and keeping the food fresh and crisp. This process is also known as "shocking" food.
Servings = 4 | Serving size =4 ounces tuna with salsa
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
This recipe makes good leftovers if served cold.
|spray olive oil|
|2 quarts||ice water|
|1 small||tomato (diced)|
|1 small||shallot (diced)|
|1 small||yellow bell pepper (diced)|
|1 Tbsp||olive oil|
|2 Tbsp||fresh oregano (coarsely chopped)|
|1/8 tsp||cayenne pepper|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|4 4 ounce||tuna steaks|
|1/2 tsp||ground cumin|
Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat the oven to 375°F.
When the oven is hot, spray the pan with oil and add the asparagus. Cook, turning about twice, for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and place in the ice water to chill.
When the asparagus is cold, cut it crosswise into small chunks. Leave about 1 inch of the tip of the spears uncut.
Place the asparagus, tomato, shallot, pepper, lime juice, olive oil, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper in a bowl and mix well. Chill.
Place the skillet back in the oven.
Dust the tuna steaks with ground cumin.
When the pan is again hot, spray it with olive oil. Add the tuna steaks and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side.
Serve topped with salsa.
Serving size = 4 ounces tuna with salsa
Servings = 4
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 208||Calories from Fat 44|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||2%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 10g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||11%|
|Vitamin A 26%||Vitamin C 149%|
|Calcium 6%||Iron 20%|
|Vitamin K 54 mcg||Potassium 961 mg|
|Magnesium 87 mg|