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Grilled Lime-Soy Tuna with Noodles

This Asian-inspired meal is an impressive date-night dinner, and it can easily be doubled to feed a family.

Cooking Light JUNE 2010

  • Yield: 2 servings


  • 8 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 8 teaspoons less-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • Dash of ground red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 (6-ounce) tuna steaks (about 1 inch thick)
  • 4 ounces wide rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced green onions


1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl. Pour 2 tablespoons juice mixture into a zip-top plastic bag; reserve remaining juice mixture. Add tuna to bag; seal and marinate at room temperature 20 minutes, turning bag once.

2. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Combine noodles, carrots, vinegar, sesame seeds, sesame oil, and mirin; toss well.

3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove tuna from bag; discard marinade. Place tuna in pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Divide noodle mixture between 2 plates; sprinkle each with 1 1/2 teaspoons onions. Cut tuna into thin slices; arrange 1 sliced tuna steak on each plate. Drizzle each serving with 3 tablespoons reserved dressing.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 541
  • Fat: 13.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4.6g
  • Protein: 43.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 63.6g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 625mg
  • Calcium: 66mg

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