Grilled Tuna with Rosemary – The Sonoma Diet

I’ll be posting some recipes from The Sonoma Diet over the coming days and weeks. Even though I’m not trying to lose weight, I’m inspired by the Mediterranean-style recipes in the book. Thanks to Dr. Connie Guttersen and the publishers of the Sonoma Diet for allowing us to reprint their recipes here.

Grilled Tuna with Rosemary
Prep: 10 minutes
Grill: 8 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

1 pound fresh or frozen tuna, halibut, or salmon steaks, cut 1 inch thick
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced (1 teaspoon minced)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary or tarragon or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary or tarragon, crushed
1 tablespoon drained capers, slightly crushed
Fresh rosemary sprigs (optional)

1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Cut fish into 4 serving-size pieces. Brush both sides of fish with oil and lemon juice; sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper. Sprinkle garlic and rosemary evenly onto fish; rub in with your fingers.

2. For a charcoal grill, place fish on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium-hot coals. Grill for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place fish on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)

3. Top fish with capers. If desired, garnish with fresh rosemary.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 145 cal., 3 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 51 mg chol., 179 mg sodium, 1 g carbo., 0 g fiber, 27 g pro.

Broiler method: Place fish on the greased unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from the heat for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once halfway through broiling.

Copyright © 2006 Dr. Connie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D.


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