Blackened Tuna with Orange-Zested Salsa

Letting the salsa mixture chill gives the ingredients time to blend, which enhances the flavor.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 steak and 1/3 cup salsa)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 194
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 2.9 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 36.4 g
Carbohydrate 3.7 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Iron 2.3 mg
Sodium 399 mg
Calcium 52 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup diced seeded tomato
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon fresh grated orange rind
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
2 teaspoons blackening seasoning
4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks (about 1 inch thick)
1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Preparation

1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a small bowl; toss gently. Cover and chill 1 hour.

2. Sprinkle blackening seasoning on both sides of fish, pressing down firmly to allow seasoning to adhere to fish.

3. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until fish is medium-rare or to desired degree of doneness.

carbo rating: 3

Note:

The Complete Step-by-Step Low Carb Cookbook

January 2005