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Behold: my most beloved, most requested recipe.

Forgive the less-than-professional photos…my recipe tonight is from way back in the day. We’re talking, when I was taking photos on the first generation iPhone.

Seared Ahi Tuna with Chinese Stir Fry Vegetables #glutenfree #paleo #edrecovery #food #beautybeyondbones

I know…we’ve come a long way.

But this meal, not only is it the perfect meatless supper for Lent, but it is hands down one of the best things you will ever eat.

I have made this dish for countless special occasions – Christmas, Easter, Birthdays. I have made this dish for dinner parties.

This meal is a CROWD PLEASER.

And I am so excited to share it with you tonight.

It’s gluten free, it’s dairy free. I’ve even got a Paleo option for you.

So grab your appetites and let’s go!

Seared Ahi Tuna with Chinese Stir Fry Vegetables #glutenfree #paleo #edrecovery #food #beautybeyondbones

Here’s What You Need: (Serves 4)
2 Sushi-Grade Ahi Tuna Steaks

2 Tbsp Tamari (aka: Gluten Free Soy Sauce)
1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
1 BIG clove of garlic
1 tsp lime juice
1 green onion, thinly sliced
small squeeze of agave
1 tsp EVOO or sesame oil

Stir Fry:
1 cup brown rice, cooked in 2 cup vegetable stock (Paleo option: sub quinoa)
1/2 red onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 inch chunk of fresh ginger, grated on a microplane zester
healthy pinch of red pepper flakes
1 big portobello mushroom, sliced into bite-sized pieces
1/2 green pepper, sliced into matchsticks
5 carrots, sliced into matchsticks
1/3 cup edamame (I used frozen)

2 Tbsp Tamari
2 Tbsp vegetable stock
1 Tbsp good white wine (good enough to drink)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
squeeze of lime juice
squeeze of agave, around 1 tsp
1 tsp sesame oil

Gallon Ziptop bag
Mixing bowl
Microplane Zester
Good chef’s knife (This is the one I use and love)
Sauce pan with tight fitting lid
Non stick frying pan
Non stick grill pan
High Heat Cooking Spray

Combine the marinade ingredients with the tuna steaks in a gallon siptop bag. Make sure the steaks are all coated, and then put the bag (on a plate in case it leaks) in the fridge for at least an hour.

Cook your rice per/package directions, using vegetable stock instead of water.

Meanwhile, combine the sauce ingredients in a small mixing bowl and a whisk.

Sauté your onions in 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, with salt and a pinch of red pepper flakes.

After they soften for a few minutes, add the carrots and peppers and let them cook for three minutes.

Add in the garlic, ginger, and mushrooms. Allow them to cook until the mushrooms are tender, and the carrots are no longer super crunchy, about three more minutes.

Stir in the frozen edamame, and then stir in the sauce. Allow to warm through, about 2-3 minutes.

To sear your fish: Spray a non-stick grill pan with a high-heat cooking spray. Preheat the pan until it is screamin’ hot, and then carefully sear each side of the ahi tuna for 1-2 minutes. If you want it less rare, you can cook it for longer, but I wouldn’t recommend it!

To serve, top a mound of rice with your vegetable stir fry, and thin slices of the tuna, sliced crosswise.

Seared Ahi Tuna with Chinese Stir Fry Vegetables #glutenfree #paleo #edrecovery #food #beautybeyondbones

Holy cow, you guys. This is a dinner for the record books! Not only is this dish incredibly stunning, but it is beyond flavorful.

The key to this dish is the marinade. Honestly, this dish is all about the quality of the fish. Obviously, since this dish is rare, using a sushi-grade tuna is a must. So this dish is all about highlighting the beautiful freshness and delicacy that is ahi tuna. So the marinade, really seeps into the fish and elevates it with this perfect balance of salty/gingery/subtly sweet flavor. Simply divine.

And the texture of such a high quality fish, cooked like this, is that it literally melts in your mouth. Honestly, it’s like butter! And then you pair that with the crisp vegetables, and the sticky, chewy rice. It is a match made in Heaven!

Seared Ahi Tuna with Chinese Stir Fry Vegetables #glutenfree #paleo #edrecovery #food #beautybeyondbones

Finally, the presentation of this dish is one that makes your guests “Oooh and Aaaah.” Honestly – the pictures don’e even do it justice! It is STUNNING.

Do yourself a favor and MAKE. THIS. DISH.

Truly. I know a good quality ahi-tuna is a bit more of a splurge – price wise – than say, a salmon or something. But it is such a special meal — TREAT. YO’SELF!

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What are some of your favorite meals to make for Lent?

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  1. That looks off the charts GOOD! I’m going to try this one, thanks BBB! Glad I caught one of your posts again, it’s been a while. Hope all is well.

    • Aw thank you so much JB! It really was quite delicious! So glad you stopped by! Have a great day! Hugs and love xox

  2. Shared this with my son in North Carolina for his Restaurant, The Rural Seed Restaurant, Columbus N.C. It may appear on the Night Menu. We could Honor you. You are so Great.

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