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Tuna with Three-Herb Pesto

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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With inspiration from Italy, this seafood entrée is special!

Ingredients

1
lb fresh tuna steaks
1
teaspoon olive or vegetable oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
1/2
cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/4
cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1
clove garlic, cut in half
2
tablespoons lime juice
2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1 Set oven control to broil. Brush both sides of tuna steaks with 1 teaspoon oil. Place on rack in broiler pan. Broil with tops 4 inches from heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning once and sprinkling with 1/4 teaspoon salt, until tuna flakes easily with fork.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in food processor bowl with metal blade, place remaining ingredients except broth and cheese. Cover and process about 10 seconds or until finely chopped. With processor running, slowly pour in broth and continue processing until almost smooth. Stir in cheese. Serve with tuna.
  • 1 Set oven control to broil. Brush both sides of tuna steaks with 1 teaspoon oil. Place on rack in broiler pan. Broil with tops 4 inches from heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning once and sprinkling with 1/4 teaspoon salt, until tuna flakes easily with fork.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in food processor bowl with metal blade, place remaining ingredients except broth and cheese. Cover and process about 10 seconds or until finely chopped. With processor running, slowly pour in broth and continue processing until almost smooth. Stir in cheese. Serve with tuna.

Expert Tips

Although flat-leaf parsley has more flavor than curly parsley, you can substitute the curly variety if that's what's available.

Be careful not to overcook the tuna. You should cook it just until the tuna flakes. Tuna sometimes retains a slightly pink color, even when thoroughly cooked.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
410mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
0%
Protein
28g
28%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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