Recipes: Entrées – Fish

Asian Styled Ahi Tuna Burger

Very few things are more Americana than the traditional hamburger. This heart healthy Ahi Tuna burger however blends together the spicy antioxidant flavors of ginger, Asian chili sauce and sesame with and added bonus crunch of water chestnuts. Ahi (also known as yellow fin tuna) has the good fat, omega-3s that give this burger some additional anti-inflammatory properties of ginger and chili. Skip the meat and fire up the grill as this “burger” is sure to please. 



Hiking and Grilling Trout: The Perfect Heart-Wise Summer Combo

It seems impossible, grilling with paper. En papillote {pah-pee-YOHT} is a French term for steaming foods in parchment. The process is usually done in an oven. Bringing this technique to the grill is a perfect idea as hot flames destroy elusive herbal flavors. Refer to the technique as noted below. Excessively hot coals or a very hot gas grill surface will blacken and dehydrate foods. High heat is very tough on softer proteins such as lighter white fish. This grilling process steams the herbs into the fish enhancing delicate flavors. You will note that the parchment bag is not wrapped in aluminum foil, but left exposed to the elements of the grill. The parchment absorbs the smoky flavors, yet protects the fish.

Salmon in a Pouch

I love using this recipe when I have a few friends over because the cooking time is reduced with pouch cooking. Cooking in a pouch means a quick cook time and easy clean up. It also helps keep food moist. Because the recipe is easy to modify for one or several people, try it out for easy entertaining or for a quick dinner.

Chilled Lemon Ginger Tuna Pasta Salad

Need a quick summer salad? Try my Chilled Lemon Ginger Tuna Pasta Salad! It only takes 20 minutes to prepare and is full of healthy, guilt-free ingredients.

The lemon grass and ginger from Gourmet Gardens™ produce a lovely flavor. The recipe does not need salt since the fresh, delicious flavors from Gourmet Garden™ herbs reduce the need for excess fat and salt.

The recipe is loaded with healthy ingredients including the pasta. Dreamfields’ rotini (my favorite pasta for chilled salads) has a low glycemic index with reduced, useable carbohydrates; plus, it is a great source of fiber.

Now, don’t panic, the tuna is cooked fresh. Believe me, it makes a huge difference. Canned tuna is an option, but as soon as the pasta is cooked the fresh tuna is ready too. It is that simple. Plus, the fishy taste is removed, unlike canned tuna.

Finally, the base is not your typical mayonnaise but is Greek yogurt. The protein content is brought up a notch with no added fats.

Roasted Maple Salmon

This is my favorite salmon recipe, and it’s “soy” easy to make. This is truly a crowdpleaser, with the sweetness of the maple sugar and the saltiness of soy sauce to balance the sweetness.