tuna


Guess what I found in Hypercity today?

Our famous Philippine Century Tuna!

Century tuna has always been a staple in our family kitchen cupboard. Century sells tuna in water, tuna in vegetable oil. Tuna cooked in adobo or menudo style.

It was good to see it on the Hypercity shelf but I wasn’t too happy about this label–

It’s a Philippine product! Why is advertised as America’s number one brand?

Because no one really talks about the Philippines in Mumbai, Sacha. It’s marketing marketing marketing. A tiny voice in my head says and of course, the tiny voice is right :).

Did I end up buying the product? No, first because of its price, and second, I’ve stopped in eating tuna in cans because of the sodium content.

But still, it was good to see a little piece of home in the grocery store.

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Seared tuna and mushrooms on quinoa. Yummy! Hope you remember to mail me my quinoa and steel cut oats!

Early June was the start of my summer break so off I was to Cortland to meet B, my honey :-D.  I got really excited to cook for him.  According to a recent medical test he had, his cholesterol was pretty high, so we shopped for many veggies, fruits and fish to help him lower it down.

B slicing some veggies for us

We bought some frozen tuna steaks from Cortland Seafood, which I thought was a pretty interesting shop. Besides buying seafood, you can order ready made food from their menu.


Ingredients:

1 large tuna steak
olive oil
salt and pepper
string beans
broccoli
lettuce
Japanese mayonnaise
Kikkoman soy sauce

Rub salt and pepper on the tuna steak and leave for 15 minutes. Pour some olive oil on a thick pan and crank up the temperature on your stove burner to high for 3 to 5 minutes. When the pan is very hot, place the tuna steak for 45 seconds, then flip it, and place for 45 seconds more.

Blanche the broccoli and string beans by boiling water and placing both vegetables for two minutes.

Plate the greens and tuna steak. If you’d like to add taste to your salad, spread some Japanese mayonnaise on your tuna steak and sprinkle some Kikkoman sauce.

Healthy Eats facts:

Tuna – contributes to improving cardiovascular health

String beans – rich in antioxidants

Broccoli – contains a high amount of vitamin C

Lettuce – has potassium which can lower blood pressure

Source:

The Health Food Guide

The World’s Healthies Foods