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Cinco de Mayo Recipe - New Jersey Monthly - Best of NJ

Grilled Tuna Steaks Baja
by Chef Chris Koch of Friendship Dairies

You’ll work up an appetite taking whacks at the traditional Cinco de Mayo* piñata. Fire up the grill and enjoy this delicious and healthy main course. In addition to iron-packed cumin, fiber-rich cilantro, and free-radical-fighting garlic, the recipe stars tuna, which is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, contains heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and enough protein to meet daily requirements.

4     6- to 8-ounce fresh tuna steaks
2     tablespoons olive oil
½    teaspoon garlic, minced
1     tablespoon shallot, minced
1     lime, zested and juiced
¼     teaspoon ground cumin
½    teaspoon cilantro, minced

Combine all ingredients except tuna in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together.
Add tuna, turn to coat, let sit covered in refrigerator one hour.
Grill each side ten minutes per inch of thickness over medium-high flame 6 inches above the heat source.

Per Serving:
313 calories; 15g fat; 40g protein;
2g carbohydrate; 65mg cholesterol;
67mg sodium.

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