Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tuna with Asian Style Sauce

I think tuna is a "tricky" fish to cook...
Love & hate, depend on how you cooking it.
If you want to cook a tuna, make sure not to over cooked it, since it will be hard and taste like a rubber or worse.
The best thing you can do with a tuna are to cook it with or in the sauce, or don't cook it well done, slightly pink in the middle.
if we cook it right, then this fish will be one of the juicy & tasty fish on your table!

The most important thing to do when buying a fish are to buy it from the reliable & trustworthy source.
Here in Indonesia we have one and more issue about fish. About how it captured & storage.
One and many source chose to do it not in the best method and some can even effected our health in a bad bad way... that, regarding how they store the fish after it capture, which not include ice or refrigerator and choose chemical materials to suppress the cost.
How ironic when one of the best & healthy food God gave to us become our "enemy" to have a healthier life.

Luckily now we have a trustworthy supplier which sell eco-friendly seafood in Indonesia, Fish and Blues.
They provide local fisheries product from small-scale fishermen assisted by WWF-Indonesia and JARING Nusantara.
All produced in sustainable and environmentally friendly manners. You can order it online or you can find their product on some of supermarket in the city.
By choosing eco-friendly sustainable seafood, we've participated in protecting the sea and fish resources and help improve small-scale fisherman welfare. So always choose local as you can or even better organic.

I  always try to cook a simple and nutritious dish to put on our dining table as many as i can, but as every stay at home mom experience -- we always don't have enough time for everything in life as time goes by -- don't you all agree?
That, maybe because our expectation to do all the chores in perfect way :D
Until i find Jamie Oliver show titled 30-minutes meals about a year ago. It's one of my fav to watch as one of the reference.
His passion for cooking and mission for a better health for every nations always fascinating & inspire me...
On one of the episode he cook a salmon dish with asian style sauce. Salmon is one of the healthiest fish to go to but, also one of the expensive fish here in Indonesia. I don't know about other country, but here if you able enough to eat salmon once or twice a week then you'll be considered rich!

That's why i choose to cook the dish with tuna, since it less expensive than salmon. You can also cook it with chicken or prawns.

It's been a few months since i enjoying planting some of vegetables on my backyard.
I still plant on container and planned to make a few rised-bed for the plant on our new home since we will be moving 1 month from now. We have large backyard on our new home, so we hope, we can plant most of the veggie i cook everyday.
Most of the plants i plant it from seed, and most of it heirloom and organic variety.
Here is my 6 weeks tomato plants. it's brandywine and purple indigo variety. I hope it grow well.
I'm new to gardener but always been exited each time i sow a seed to plant or while visiting the garden each morning.

Ingredients : 
. 500 gram Tuna fish (cut into 6 pieces) 
. Himalayan salt ( to taste) 
. 1/2 tsp Chinese Five Spice 
. Black Pepper (to taste) 
. 2 tbsp less salted Soy Sauce
. 1-2 tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil / Olive Oil 
. 1 small thumb size Ginger 
. 2 Garlic cloves
. 1 Lime, Juice 
. 1 medium Onion 
. 2 Red Chilli, deseed
. 1/2 spicy Chilli, deseed ( you can use any spicy chilli of your choice and adjust the taste to you preference & excuse me to not know the name since it's a gift)
. Cilantro - leaf only 

Method : 

. Cut and deseeded the chilli, onion, garlic, peel the ginger and juice the lime. Turn on your oven into 180 celcius.
. Put all the ingredient in a blender. 
. Add 1 tbsp of soy sauce (i use less lasted one) and 1 tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil. 
. Close the lid and start to process until it become a paste.
. If you find it too thick and your blender can't process the ingredient, you can add 2 tbsp of water into the blender. 

. Season the fish with salt, black pepper and five spice on each side, sprinkle from above. 
. Heat a non-stick frying pan over small heat & add 1 tbsp oil. 
. Pan fry the tuna just until it slightly brown on each side. Transfer to plate. Set aside. 
. Place the sauce into a non-stick or a ceramic shallow pot. You can add about 2 tbsp water or 1 tbsp oil to loosen up the sauce if it too thick.
. Place the tuna into the ceramic pot and put into the oven for 20 minutes. 
. Garnish with cilantro leaf and chopped chilli. Best serve with warm steamed rice. 
. Enjoy!

Stay Healthy & Keep Clean! ;) 

Difficulty : Easy
Preparing time : 5 minutes
Cooking Time : 20 minutes
Makes : 6 portion 


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