Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Ponzu Tuna and Sesame Bok Choy and Noodles

I'm boiling up a big batch of noodles today since it's cooler.  In the summertime it's nice to have pasta and rice pre-cooked and in the freezer, ready to go for those BBQ meals.  Cause seriously, who wants to boil a big pot of water at the end of a hot summer day?!  Part of today's noodles will get used in my Sesame Bok Choy and Noodles. The rest will hit the freezer for another meal later on.

I picked up some Albacore Tuna Loins from the CostCo.  $9.99 for 5 loins frozen.  I try to keep some fish in the freezer and the price on these couldn't be beat.  I didn't have high expectations but these were awesome! 

Ponzu Tuna Loins
Serves 3

  • 3 tuna loins
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce

  1. Heat the grill or grill pan on high heat
  2. Mix together the lime juice and soy sauce to make the ponzu sauce.
  3. Marinate the tuna loins in the ponzu for 10 minutes
  4. Sear on each side 1-2 minutes for rare.
  5. Heat the leftover marinate in the microwave for 3 minutes on high.
  6. Serve the tuna loins with the heated leftover marinate ponzu sauce.

Sesame Bok Choy and Noodles
Serves 3 - 4

  • 4 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 head of bok choy, white and green parts separated and sliced.
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked spaghettini noodles, preferably whole wheat

  1. Heat a dry saute pan over medium high heat with the sesame seeds added
  2. Heat until the sesame seeds are golden, remove the seeds
  3. Heat the oil in the pan.
  4. Add the onions and garlic and heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute
  5. Toss in the white part of the bok choy and cook until softened
  6. Add in the green onions and noodles and cook until the greens are a bit wilted and the noodles are heated through, about 1 - 2 minutes
  7. Serve the tuna from above on a bed of the sesame bok choy and noodles with the leftover heated ponzu sauce on top!
(OMG, I just made this, ate it and still forgot to get a picture of it! UGH!)

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