A week or two ago, I posted a recipe for tuna steaks. And we have been using that recipe quite often since then. Then I started to think about how else we could use tuna steak for dinner. My kids love tuna melts, so we decided to make something similar using tuna steaks. These are tasty and my mouth is watering for them again.
Tuna Steak Sandwiches
1/2 Lb. Tuna Steak(marinated and grilled)
4 Slices Cheddar Cheese
2 Cheddar Sandwich Rolls
4 Tbs. Mayonnaise
First, take the cooked tuna and break it apart into marble sized chunks(this is very easy the tuna will just flake apart after it has been cooked). Next, take the sandwich rolls and lay them open on a cookie sheet with 1 slice of cheese on each. Place them under your broiler until the cheese is melted(about 1-2 minutes). Watch them close so they do not burn! Finally, add the lettuce, tuna, and mayonnaise(and any other toppings you want). That is it, you are done. It is easy and a nice change from an ordinary tuna melt. This will make 2 sandwiches and I served it with sweet potato fries. Hope you enjoy!
Like many others this time of year, my husband and I are trying to make an effort to eat healthier and be more active. The problem we usually run into is that we eat healthy low-calorie meals, but we never find much that is low cal and tastes great. Well tonight that changed. In fact, tonight I made tuna steaks with brown rice and steamed veggies and my husband said “I could eat this every night.” So I thought it was worth sharing. This was very easy and was made with very few ingredients.
I had never cooked a tuna steak before so it was slightly intimidating but it turns out it was very simple. I only used one 1/2 lb. tuna steak and we shared it. With the rice and veggies it was more than enough for the two of us.
1 1/2lb. Tuna Steak
1/2 Cup Light Italian Dressing
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
First, marinade the steak in the Italian dressing for 2-3 hours(I put it in a Ziploc bag and kept it in the fridge). Next, heat the olive oil in a skillet(I used an indoor cast iron grill pan) over medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, add your tuna steak. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. It will still be slightly pink in the middle, you can adjust the cooking time depending on how well done you want your tuna.
Like I mentioned above, I served this with brown rice and steamed veggies. I added 2tsp of soy sauce to the 2 cups of brown rice for some flavor. But I left the vegetables(broccoli and mushrooms) plain. There was enough flavor from the Italian dressing on the tuna that they did not need anything extra. I hope you enjoy as much as we did.