Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Seared Ahi Tuna with Pesto
I bought these Ahi Tuna Steaks at Trader Joe's in the frozen meat section. Wow... great price and great quality! Good old Trader Joe's!!
Generously cover thawed steaks with fresh ground pepper, a little ground cumin, and some garlic powder (rub into fish really well). Heat a heavy skillet (I used a cast iron)... when pan is hot add a little olive oil. Sear fish quickly (about 1-2 minutes) on both sides. Remove from heat (I put fish in a warm oven while I was preparing everything else).
Pesto: Mix in a food processor about 3/4 cups fresh basil leaves, 2 cloves garlic, 2 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp. lemon juice, and 1/4 C pine nuts.
I served this with steamed zucchini and sliced tomatoes (with just a tad more chopped basil for looks!) It was delicious! The fish was about 4 oz and I put about 2 tsp. pesto over the top... made for about a 3-4 block dinner! Hope you enjoy this totally Paleo meal! :)
Well... how was day 1 ?
Remember to keep things easier for yourself, stock your kitchen with zone/paleo foods! Send all those leftover temptations to your neighbors! :) I've heard this before but it is so true: shop the perimeter of the grocery store (all the fruits, veggies, meats, fish and dairy are all found on the outer aisles) ... and avoid the bakery! :) Stick to your shopping list and don't shop hungry (eat a snack before you go)! Plan ahead as much as possible... hard boil a bunch of eggs in the beginning of the week. Bake up some delicious little chicken tenders. Pre-cook some tasty sausages!
Well... onward to day 2! :)