Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
½ teaspoon hot sauce
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
½ cup thinly sliced scallions
½ cup drained, canned water chestnuts, diced (see Tips for Two)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted (see Tip)
1 8-ounce tuna steak, about 1-inch thick
½ teaspoon canola oil
⅛ teaspoon salt
4 cups watercress, washed and trimmed (about 1 bunch)
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Combine orange juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, hot sauce and ⅛ teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Transfer half the dressing to a small bowl; add scallions, water chestnuts and sesame seeds, and toss.
Rub tuna with canola oil and sprinkle with salt and the remaining ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Grill until the fish is opaque, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
Add watercress to the large bowl and toss to coat with the remaining dressing. Cut the tuna into 2 portions. Divide the watercress between 2 plates and top with the tuna and scallion-ginger relish.
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2, cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.
Tips for Two: Store leftover water chestnuts in the refrigerator, covered with water; they keep for up to 1 month with daily water changes. Add to a stir-fry; toss in a green salad; jazz up chicken or tuna salad; Asian Brown Rice.
Tip: To toast sesame seeds, heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir constantly until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.
My husband commutes so is it possible for me to substitute the tuna steak with canned tuna to save money and time?
February 11, 2010
By: EatingWell User
This was good. I don't know if I cooked the fish too long but it was a little dry and chewy. Despite that I still gave it four stars. I used the "relish" or sauce to pour over the fish and it gave it a nice flavor.