Gingered Tuna and Greens Stir-Fry

Gingered Tuna and Greens Stir-Fry

Most stir fries consist of a minimal amount of protein, lots of fresh vegetables, and classic Asian seasoning such as soy, garlic, ginger and sesame. This version focuses on the powerhouse green, kale, a not too often used vegetable in stir fries but an effortless way to fit greens into your diet. Serve over a bed of hot noodles or rice if you feel the need for a carbohydrate.

Gingered Tuna and Greens Stir-Fry
    Servings
    4 people
    Cook Time
    20 minutes
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    Servings
    4 people
    Cook Time
    20 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 1tablespoon canola, peanut or grape seed oil, divided
    • 1 large bunch kale, stems removed and coarsely chopped or torn
    • 1/4teaspoon sea salt
    • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    • 1tablespoon freshly chopped ginger
    • 5 green onions, thinly sliced (bulbs and leaves separated)
    • 1 large red pepper, cut into thin slices
    • 1 pound fresh tuna steak, cut into bit size pieces
    • 1/2tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
    • 2teaspoon sesame oil
    Instructions
    1. Heat ½ tablespoon oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the kale, salt and ¼ cup of water sautéing for 2-3 minutes until the kale starts to wilt. Simmer another 2-3 minutes to soften the kale. Transfer to a bowl.

    2. Add ½ tablespoon oil to the skillet or wok. When hot again, add the garlic, ginger and chopped green onion bulbs, stirring constantly to prevent burning the garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add the red peppers and sauté another 2 minutes. Fold in the tuna pieces and stir-fry another 2 minutes until tuna is only slightly pink.

    3. Stir in the cooked greens, chopped scallion leaves, soy sauce and sesame oil. Serve as is or over a bed of rice or rice noodles.

    Recipe Notes

    The key to a fast, easy stir-fry is prep. I can’t stress this enough. Have all your ingredients ready to go. I like to have them organized in separate bowls so all I have to do is add the contents of the bowls right into the skillet or wok. Stir-frys are supposed to be quick frying the ingredients with a little oil over high heat.

    Other proteins that suit this dish well are chicken, pork or beef strips, shrimp, or extra firm tofu.

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