Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Not Your Average Tuna Fish Sandwich

So I stumbled upon 2 tuna steaks in my freezer this morning and decided to make a new recipe tonight! I've made blackened tuna steaks before, but I thought I'd switch it up a bit. Tuna steaks are very inexpensive (my mom got a two pack at Trader Joe's for $4.50) and there are multiple ways of flavoring them and making meals out of them. Here is one of them:

Not Your Average Tuna Fish Sandwich (for 2):
2 tuna steaks
1 Tbl oil (olive, vegetable, or sesame works)
2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
4 pieces of bread
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 Tbl Sriracha 
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup Arugula

Heat a non-stick skillet to very high heat. While it is heating, mix together all of the spices well. Coat both sides of each tuna steak with the blackening spice, making sure you cover the entire surface of the fish (if you like it less spicy, use less of the mixture). Once the skillet is smoking, add the oil, and carefully place in the fish. If you have a splatter guard, this would be a great time to use it. Cook the fish for 2 minutes on each side, then remove and let sit for an additional 2 minutes. 

Mix together the mayo, Sriracha, and lemon juice, and spread it on one slice of bread for each sandwich (the sturdier the bread the better...Ciabatta would be best, but anything you have on hand will do). Add the arugula on top of the spicy mayo (1/2 cup per sandwich). Slice the tuna into thin, long, strips, and place on top of the arugula. Add the top pieces of bread, and voila! 

Nutrition Facts (including bread, mayo, and arugula):
Calories: 440 per steak
Total Fat: 14.8g
Sodium: 910.6mg
Carbohydrates: 26.4g
Protein: 45.1g

The sriracha mayo is 78 calories per 1/8 cup, and the bread I used is 100 calories.

Enjoy :)