Chia-Crusted Oven-Roasted Tuna with Mango Fruit Salsa
- In a medium bowl combine mango and pineapple. Add strawberries, cilantro, and lime juice. Toss to combine. Set aside.
- In a small nonstick saucepan combine brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture reaches the consistency of maple syrup and coats the back of a spoon; stir frequently. Let stand to cool completely (mixture will thicken as it cools).
- Thaw tuna, if frozen. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Sprinkle tuna with the pepper. Spread chia seeds on a plate. Press each tuna fillet into the chia seeds to evenly coat one side.
- Coat a shallow nonstick or foil-lined baking pan with the canola oil. Place tuna, chia seed sides up, in prepared baking pan. Roast 10 to 12 minutes or until tuna is firm to the touch and an instant-read thermometer inserted in centers registers 145 degrees F (centers may still be pink); do not turn tuna over during roasting. Remove tuna from the oven; let stand 2 to 3 minutes before serving.
- To serve, drizzle each plate with 1 to 2 teaspoons of the balsamic glaze (store any remaining glaze in the refrigerator for another use); top with cooked tuna. Spoon salsa over tuna.
From the Test Kitchen
*Test Kitchen Tip:
If fresh mango and/or pineapple is not available, use canned fruit instead.
**Test Kitchen Tip:
We do not recommend using a sugar substitute for this recipe.
***Test Kitchen Tip:
The glaze can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Nutrition Facts (Chia-Crusted Oven-Roasted Tuna with Mango Fruit Salsa)
- Per serving:
- 263 kcal cal.,
- 5 g fat
- (1 g sat. fat,
- 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 2 g monounsatured fat),
- 55 mg chol.,
- 69 mg sodium,
- 18 g carb.,
- 3 g fiber,
- 13 g sugar,
- 36 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet