Albacore tuna (M/R) topped with lemon and basil paste, with Cajun steamed cabbage, sweet honey-ginger-cardamom butternut squash, one huge steamed Brussels sprout from my garden (used as green accent… and yummy, too), served with home-made sourdough bread.
Put 400 g of chopped butternut squash in a pot with 1/3 cup of water.
Add 1/4 tsp powdered cardamom,
salt to taste, and
1/4 tsp powdered ginger
When soft, drain water and add 1 tsp royal jelly honey.
Steam 3 cups of shredded purple and green cabbage.
Add one big brussels sprout 1.5 minutes before taking off stove, until it is bright green, and add sea salt to both to taste. Add 1/4 tsp Cajun spice to steamed cabbage. Stir through.
Heat pan with 1.5 tsp of ghee and when hot, add tuna fillets topped with 1/4 tsp of sea salt. Sear on each side on medium. ( About 1.5 minutes, depending on thickness.) Let rest. Top with 1/4 tsp lemon juice per filet .
Albacore tuna is a huge delicacy in Canada and the way to eat it here is to still have the centre pink.
Top with basil paste as per taste. Slice and serve with sourdough bread.
This dinner between 650 – 700 calories, depending on portion size.
Purple cabbage: 28 calories per cup
Green cabbage: 22 calories per cup
Brussels sprouts: 47 calories per half cup
Butternut squash: 52.5 calories per cup
Ghee (clarified butter = milk products have been cooked out of it): 45 calories per tsp
Ginger powder: 17 calories per tbsp
Cardamom: 18 calories per tbsp
Cajun spice powder: 0 calories
Royal jelly in honey: 60 calories per tbsp
Sea salt flakes: 0 calories
Sourdough bread: 110 calories per slice
Albacore tuna: 210 calories per 1 fillet (136g)
Butter: 70 calories per 2 tsp
Organic basil paste: 4 calories per 1.5 tsp
Lemon juice: 3 calories per tsp
Recipe posted by Annie Goussard Newton
Photo: Annie Goussard Newton