Grilled Ahi with Olive Tomato Tapenade
I have an amazing team member in my office right now. Amy started as a social media intern, and she’d never cooked a meal in her life. She’s a brilliant woman. One day I was stuck for a recipe tester when I was on deadline for an article I was writing for Muscle & Fitness magazine, so I asked her to give it a try. She was great! (I honestly believe that anyone can cook—if you find the right recipes and follow them!)
This recipe was the third dish Amy ever cooked, and she was hooked; she couldn’t believe how easy it was. In honor of her, I did a twist on the recipe to make it friendly for everyone, not only bodybuilders. I hope, no matter your level of cooking skill, you enjoy this dish as much as Amy and I do!
- 1/2 medium Roma or plum tomato (about 2 ounces), cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons black olive tapenade
- 1 (4 ounce) sashimi grade ahi tuna steak
- Olive oil spray (propellant free)
- 1/32 teaspoon sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Preheat a grill to high.
- Mix the tomatoes and the tapenade in a small bowl.
- Lightly mist both sides of the tuna steak with spray then season both sides with the salt and pepper. Grill it just until the outside is grilled (this dish is meant to be made sushi style), about 45–90 seconds. Flip the steak and repeat on the other side. Carefully (without burning yourself) sear the edges in same fashion, if desired.
- Transfer the tuna to a serving plate. Top it with the tapenade mixture. Enjoy immediately.
Look for a black olive tapenade that is relatively low in fat and calories. The one I use has 4 g of fat per 2 tablespoon serving.
- Serving Size: 1 tapenade topped tuna steak
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
4 lean protein
190 calories, 5 g fat, 1.1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 45 mg cholesterol, 380 mg sodium, 620 mg potassium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 27 g protein, 320 mg phosphorus
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