Asian Tuna Steaks and Spinach Parmesan Couscous

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I received a sampler of Daregal Gourmet fresh frozen herbs to review as a part of a Blog Friendly PR campaign. All opinions are my own and no monetary compensation was received.

Daregal fresh frozen herbs #reviewI love to cook and my family loves food with a lot of flavor. When I was given the opportunity to review four fresh frozen herbs from Daregal I was intrigued and couldn’t wait to try them out.

Fresh frozen herbs are exactly what they sound like. Unlike the usual dried herbs you purchase from the grocery store, these herbs are fresh but kept frozen to retain their fresh taste. They have all of the flavor of fresh herbs with the convenience of dried. Ingenious idea!

The herbs were sent to me via two-day mail and arrived in a cooler box to keep them frozen in transit. When you receive your herbs you store them in the freezer. In my sampler pack, I received ginger, chives, parsley, and basil.

Daregal fresh frozen herbs #review

I quickly put my mind to work to figure out what I would make with this spice combination. I decided to make Asian-inspired tuna steaks and spinach parmesan couscous as a side dish.

Asian Tuna Steaks

Asian tuna steaks #recipe and Daregal fresh frozen herbs #review

Ginger and chives. They look nice and fresh, don’t they?

Asian tuna steaks #recipe and Daregal fresh frozen herbs #review

Put all of your ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and combine well (recipe card is below). Poke a few holes in the tuna with a fork then pour the marinade over it. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes.

Asian tuna steaks #recipe and Daregal fresh frozen herbs #review

We’re going for a pan sear here so you want to let your pan get nice and hot on medium high heat. Then coat the bottom with olive oil (about 3 tbsp or so). Once the oil gets hot, add your tuna. You should hear a sizzle.

Your cook time will vary depending on how done you like your tuna. I cooked mine for 2-2½ minutes per side for a medium doneness.

Asian tuna steaks #recipe and Daregal fresh frozen herbs #review

Flip your tuna to cook the other side and add the remainder of the marinade. Once the tuna is cooked to your liking you can reduce the marinade down a bit to make a sauce if you wish.

Asian tuna steaks #recipe and Daregal fresh frozen herbs #review

Yield: 4

Asian Tuna Steaks

Asian Tuna Steaks

Delicious tuna steaks with an Asian flair

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 - 1 1/4 pound of tuna steaks
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine, I used cooking wine
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp course ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Penzey's Fox Point seasoning, you could replace with a little garlic and onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried lemon peel + 3/4 tsp water, or 3/4 tsp fresh zest
  • 1/2 tsp Daregal fresh frozen ginger
  • 1 tsp Daregal fresh frozen chives
  • 1/2 tsp honey

Instructions

  1. Poke holes in the tuna with a fork
  2. Mix all of your other ingredients together in a bowl, pour over tuna
  3. Marinate for at least 30 minutes
  4. Heat a pan on medium high heat. When hot, coat with about 3 tbsp of olive oil. When oil is hot, add your tuna to the pan.
  5. Cook to your desired doneness. For medium I cooked the tuna 2 - 2 1/2 minutes per side.

 

 

 

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15 Comments

  1. Sandy Cain says:

    OMG, I can’t wait to make this! I love Asian- type food especially good tuna steaks. Everything here looks SO good! I’d never heard of fresh-frozen herbs before, but I need to check this out, especially the chives!

  2. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I’d love the Basil, Parsley & Garlic Italian Mix. My favorite thing to cook is Italian food, like Angel Hair Pasta with Seafood or Baked Ziti.

  3. natalie nichols says:

    Oh, and I don’t really have a favorite thing to cook. I like to experiment and try new things as much as possible.

  4. natalie nichols says:

    I would like to try the Cilantro

  5. I’d like to try the Cilantro. I like making Asian dishes, especially Pho soup, and it uses a lot of cilantro.

  6. Herbs for Dips/appetizers: Fine Herbs, Italian Mix, Dill – 1.76 Oz. & Tzatziki

  7. Joanne Gregory says:

    I’d love to try Daregal Herbs for Italian Recipes. My favorite thing to cook is always spaghetti!

  8. I’d love to make a tomato basil soup with the chopped basil.

  9. I would like to try this one: Daregal Herbs for Fish: Parsley, Dill – 1.76 Oz., Lemon Zest – 2.47 Oz., Onion – 2.65 Oz.. I am always making baked fish and I think I would use it on this.

  10. LeeAnn Perry says:

    I would like to try the Chives. Not sure about the recipe. This would be the first time I would cook with herbs.

  11. Serena Powell says:

    I’d like to try the Daregal Herbs for Italian Recipes: Basil, Parsley & Garlic, Italian Mix – 1.76 Oz., Garlic – 2.65 Oz.

  12. Dorothy Teel says:

    I would love to try these frozen herbs – Daregal Fresh Frozen Herbs – Basil, Cilantro, Parsley and Garlic – I love to make spaghetti and I like to make Italian sausage sandwiches, . would be wonderful.

  13. First of all, YUM. This looks amazing! Secondly, I’d want to try the chives!

  14. I would love to try the basil, which I use a lot in my cooking. I love making Italian inspired dishes.

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