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Tuna Steak Marinated in Lemon and Garlic
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Contributed by: havingfun63Added: May 18, 2008 at 05:14 PM


Serve this tuna with basmati rice, using the cooked marinade as a light sauce over the rice.
  • Serves 4

    Best Used By Blood Types:
    • Type A (5 beneficials)
    • Type AB (4 beneficials)
    • Type B (2 beneficials)
    • Type O (2 beneficials)
    • Entree
    • 1 lb. tuna steak
    • 2 to 3 Tbsp. olive oil
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • 3 inch piece of lemon peel
    • 4 cloves garlic crushed and peeled
    • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro
    • 1 inch piece ginger, grated
    • 1 to 2 Tbsp. tamari
    • water
    How to make it:
    1. Place tuna in a glass or ceramic bowl
    2. Combine all ingredients and pour over fish
    3. Allow to marinate 2 hours, turning a couple of times
    4. Heat heavy skillet over med. heat
    5. Put tuna in skillet
    6. Add marinade and a Tbsp. or two of water and bring to a simmer
    7. Cover and steam 8 to 10 min.
    8. Add water 1 Tbsp. at a time if necessary

    BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

    NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
    Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
    Ginger2 B B N B B B B B
    Cilantro2 N B N N N N N N
    Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
    Tamari (wheat-free)3 B N N N N N N A
    Tuna2 ,3 N N B B N N N N
    Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N 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 be high in pesticides.

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

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