I love Sushi, all sushi. But sushi can get pricey, especially when you want all the rolls! One of my absolute favorite meals to make at home is Seared Ahi Tuna, it satisfies my sushi craving and is budget friendly. #Aldi helps make this meal affordable and is on the meal plan rotation every two – three weeks.
Some meals I make per the kids request; others are for the Hubs, but this meal is my absolute fave. Literally do the happy dance in my seat after each bite.
When making meals that are not my child’s favorite, I like to give her options. Out of the four veggies on the plate, I’ll only make her finish two of them. She has to try everything, but if she does not like it, she does not have to finish it. She is a great eater, always has been so I really do not fuss with her about much.
If you have never been to an Aldi and there is one nearby, stop what you are doing and Go!! They are great if you are trying to eat healthier on a budget! I stock up on so many staples when I am here, canned goods, pantry staples, freezer items, eggs, butter and so much more! If you do not head down the #AOS you may be able to walk out without spending your whole allotted budget.
These Specially Selected Wild Caught Individually Vacuumed Sealed Steaks of Ahi Tuna are my Favorite!!! First off, there are three pieces! Perfect for my fam of three, obviously double up if you are a larger family! ((I started off cooking H’s Tuna closer to well than rare; and gradually cooked it less. She likes it with a little pink but not as rare as I enjoy it))
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1 Cup Quinoa ((I used ¾ Quinoa and ¼ White Rice – For the longest time I wouldn’t cook Quinoa for Hadley, she did not like it and would tell people I made her eat Tequila. Now that she understands the difference between tequila, and quinoa I have started mixing it into her grains)) Use whatever grain you choose!
2 Cups Water ((Or Chicken Broth))
Add to Instapot, make sure valve is closed and hit the rice button. Let the pot do its magic!
Unwrap your Tuna and season:
((No measurement just a little sprinkle of each, flip and sprinkle again))
#TraderJoes Furikake (Japanese multi-purpose seasoning) ((If you do not have Furikake add some sesame seeds to the garlic, onion, and ginger))
Stir Fry Ingredients:
1 Tbl Coconut Oil
2” Nub of Ginger, Peeled and finely chopped ((Reserve ¼ chopped ginger))
8-12 cloves of garlic chopped ((Reserve ¼ chopped Garlic))
2 Bok Choy – bottoms chopped ((chop the tops but keep them separate, they cook a lot faster))
Asparagus, bottoms cut off & cut into 1” spears
1 Lb Shiitakes sliced ((I went a little crazy on these, I LOVE Shiitake mushrooms))
2-3 Tbl Coconut Aminos (Or soy Sauce)
2-3 Tbl Honey
Directions: Heat a large Wok on Medium High
Sautee Ginger and Garlic in coconut oil until fragrant ((add a splash of water if it smells like it is burning))
Add Bok Choy ends give the pan a good shake and cook for 2-3 minutes
Add Mushrooms, cook down
Add asparagus sauté for 2 more minutes, then add the bok choy leaves
Stir fry for another minute then add in the coconut aminos and honey, Give the pan a good shake and simmer on low until the rest is done.
While your Veg is cooking, grab another pan and turn on med- high heat
Sautee the reserved chopped ginger and garlic with another Tbl of coconut oil
Once the Ginger and Garlic become fragrant - Sear your tuna steaks about 2 minutes per side for a perfectly pink center. Let rest ((If you want to get fancy take that sautéed garlic and ginger, add to a bowl with Sriracha, honey & mayo - bam the BEST Sriracha Aioli you will ever taste!))
Serve with some sliced Cucumbers, a smear of Sriracha Aioli and extra Furikake seasoning. ((I also heated up some frozen chicken & veggie wontons from Aldi for the kid and hubs))
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((Photo by:: Laura Sarlitto ))