Sunday, June 27, 2010

It's Fish on the Grill for A Festive (and extra healthy) 4th of July





Monday Morning Post


Burgers and steaks are traditional cook out fare but this July 4th why not start your own revolution and throw fish on the grill.

Fish lights up the sky with good health and explodes with good taste.

So let the fireworks begin right on the grill.


Grilled Honey Glazed Tuna and Fresh Greens Salad
So elegant and so unexpected for a 4th of July celebration. Delicious with salmon, too.

Makes 4 servings
280 calories per serving

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon roasted sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste - optional)
4 (5 oz) fresh tuna steaks (each about 3/4 inch thick)
8 cups mixed baby greens (mesclun)
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes (cut in half)

Combine honey, soy sauce, oil and red pepper (if desired). Remove 2 tablespoons of mixture to brush on fish. Set aside remaining mixture to use as salad dressing.

Heat grill to medium (gas or coals). Grease grill rack.

When ready to cook, rinse fish under tepid running water. Drain. Pat dry with paper towels. Brush one side of fish with reserved 2 tablespoons honey mixture. Place brushed mixture side down on grill. Brush top of fish with remaining mixture.

Grill, covered, until fish flakes easily - about 6 minutes.

To serve: Pile greens and tomatoes on serving dishes. Slice hot, grilled fish on the diagonal and arrange on greens. Drizzle reserved dressing over all.

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