My mom and I spent nearly 3 hours walking around S&R today, checking out what was already marked down, pre-Member’s Sale. What we found to be a real bargain were giant cans of diced tomatoes and whole peeled tomatoes that we got for making pasta and other tomato sauce based dishes. We purchased a few other random things, plus some pizza and chowder to eat, and then we went home, tired but happy.
I was supposed to go to the supermarket today to figure out what to prepare for the boys’ lunch boxes next week, but instead I decided to spend leisure time with my mom in one of our favorite places. Because of this, it looks like next week is going to be a week without a plan, a meal plan, that is. Now, I figured, this happens to everyone, and it’s a good exercise in thinking on your feet in the kitchen. Right? I do have a security blanket of smoked fish, tocino, enough ingredients for a pot of adobo, and a bunch of other things in the freezer and pantry. We will survive. It’s just that I don’t have a meal plan or grocery list to share with you this week.
I do have a recipe though, and a really good one too. It’s Lent-friendly, pretty healthy, and super easy to prepare. Ready?
- 2 large tuna steaks
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tbsp yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, or 2 sprigs fresh
- Olive oil
- Wash the tuna steaks well, and pat dry with paper towels. Rub with salt and pepper on all sides.
- Grease the bottom of an aluminum or glass baking pan with olive oil. Place the tuna steaks onto the pan.
- Mix together the mustard, honey, balsamic vinegar and rosemary, and pour over the tuna. Make sure that all surfaces of the fish are coated, and let the whole thing marinade for about an hour, refrigerated.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake the fish for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through. The sauce should end up thick and syrupy.
- When using frozen fish, defrost the steaks in the refrigerator first before marinading.
- Dried rosemary can be a hassle to chew on, so try to brush these herbs off of the fish before serving.
- For extra yum, brush the thickened glaze onto the cooked fish right when you serve this dish.
- Best eaten with cauliflower or broccoli salad, or even just steamed vegetables.
In these last two weeks of school that are coming up, it’s obviously going to be a struggle for me to stay organized and focused. Seriously, I can taste summer already. Or maybe it’s more like I can feel summer already. My rashes from the heat are proof! Argh.
Let me know if you try this fish recipe. I hope you love it as much as I do!
jared's mum says
planning for a weekly meal is something really stressful, especially for a culinary-challenged mum like me, with a very picky-eater pre-schooler, to boot! i have not gone to the grocers in more than a week now, but there is enough stash in the freezer to keep me covered for the next week.
the dishes you shared on IG are truly mouth-watering, hopefully i can try one of the recipes one of these days! 🙂
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
I haven’t made Tuna Steak in a long time. Thanks to this recipe post, I was reminded.
This looks fun to do. ^_^ Hoping for some time to do it with the Mrs. ^_^ Cheers!
I am a newbie in cooking and have not yet tried to cook fish ever. But reading through your recipe maybe I can do this as well. Thanks also for the tips, especially on the rosemary because I have not used any of them before too. hihi
I love tuna, it’s healthy and yummy but my husband disagrees with the latter. This recipe looks different, he might change his mind.
Janice / The Roller Coaster Ride says
We hardly eat fish at home but mostly because I don’t really know a lot of fish recipes. Thanks for sharing this one. Sounds yummy. I’m also loving that plugin you’re using now for your recipes! 🙂 I have to go find one for my book reviews.
May De Jesus-Palacpac says
Even without a picture, my mouth drools at your recipe, haha. I love tuna steaks! Unfortunately, hubby can’t eat it, when he does, he usually gets a bad arthritis attack and can’t walk. 🙁
Pwede sigurong pan grill to. hehehe. I will try to cook this one in the future.
MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan says
Yes, pwede! The thing to do there is to boil the sauce first to get it a little thick para it’s nice to brush onto the fish as you’re grilling 🙂
oh, this looks yum. yun lang, we don’t have an oven at home. if only puwede ito sa microwave, hahaha. i really should ask hubby to save up for an oven. 😛
MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan says
Hi, Van! You can actually boil the sauce a bit till it thickens then grill the tuna, brushing on the sauce as a glaze. 😀
The only recipe I know for tuna is tuna with mayo hehehe!
Pinay R. says
the recipe is so timely for Lent! when I visit my Mom in Cebu, our bonding will be walking around S&R or Ayala Cebu!
Hi Mrs. C,
The fish recipe sounds so tasty. I would love to try it, the only thing is I don’t have some of the ingredients in my pantry..hmn, like the rosemary. I’ll try to get those in the list that I don’t have when we visit the grocery and see what we can do with them.
By the way, I’m Kristine visiting from Commex.
I’m sure that recipe will turn out great if I to follow. Sadly I’m no good in the kitchen, I have to ask hubby to do it. hehehe