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Pan-Seared Tuna with Coconut Jasmine Rice
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Contributed by: Jacqueline MarshallAdded: Nov 10, 2009 at 10:40 AM


Pan-Seared Sesame-Ginger Tuna Steaks and Jasmine Rice with Coconut Milk & Edamamae. Dinner For Two.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 2 Tuna Steaks sashimi grade
  • Ginger Lime marinade OR Teriyaki Sauce & Fresh Grated Ginger Sesame Oil (Or Sub Olive Oil)
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Coconut Milk
  • Chicken Broth (Or Sub Vegetable Broth)
  • Edamame- shelled (Soy Beans) or sweet peas
  • Fresh Grated Ginger
  • Fresh Chopped Basil (optional)
  • Fresh pressed Garlic
  • Sea Salt
  • Ginger Lime Marinade OR Teriyaki & Ginger
  • Honey (1/2 Tablespoon) or 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Soy Sauce (1/2 Tablespoon)
  • Sesame Oil (1 teaspoon) - can sub Olive oil
  • Water (1 Tablespoon)
How to make it:
  1. Rub tuna steaks with Ginger Lime marinade.
  2. Cover and set aside to marinate.
  3. Follow directions on the Jasmine Rice but substitute the water with 1/2 coconut milk and 1/2 chicken broth.
  4. While bringing to a boil- Add fresh Garlic, Basil and Ginger, then salt to taste.
  5. Cover and let cook - once rice is done stir in at least 1 cup of shelled edamame (soy beans) - or sub sweet peas.
  6. Let sit and keep warm.
  7. Combine dipping sauce ingredients- stir all ingredients together and adjust amounts to taste. Split into serving dishes for dipping.
  8. Pour sesame oil (or sub olive oil) into a non-stick skillet on Med High heat.
  9. Once hot, add tuna steaks and cover.
  10. Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side for med-rare OR about 5 minutes on each side medium.
  11. Serve with rice and dipping sauce.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Rice (White/Brown/Basmati)/ Br...3 ,4 N N B B N N N N
Tuna2 ,3 N N B B N N N N
Ginger2 B B N B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Coconut Milk2 A N A A A A A A

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Lime/Lime Juice2 B N N B N N N N

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Soy Bean4 ,5 B N B N N A N A

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Soy Sauce3 B N N N A A N A

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sesame Oil1 ,2 N B A A A A N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Honey2 N N N A N N N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Basil2 N N N N N N N B

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chicken2 N N A A A A N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Nov 23, 2009 at 10:07 PM By: Lola