Quick and Easy Dinner For A Brilliant Night’s Rest
When it comes to getting those zzz’s your diet should be protein rich, full of antioxidants, and ingredients that promote healthy sleep. Studies have shown that if your diet is complex carb heavy, with little protein, and no veggies - your sleep can be interrupted and not so great. So what’s a good recipe for sleep? Tuna, almonds and greens are foods that all promote sleep. We combined just the right amount of sleep inducing favorites to kick start your bedtime routine with a tantalizing meal.
Almond Crusted Tuna with Mango Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1 lime juiced
½ teaspoon sugar or sugar substitute
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon mirin, Japanese rice wine
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
4 (6 ounce) tuna steaks
1/2 cup sesame seeds
¼ cup almonds, chopped fine
1 tablespoon olive oil
Kale or romaine lettuce, sliced for salad
1. Combine mango, cilantro, lime juice, sugar and balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Set aside to marinate.
2. Stir the soy sauce, mirin, honey and sesame oil together in a mixing bowl. Divide mix into two equal parts. Stir the rice vinegar into one part and set aside as a dipping sauce.
3. Mix the almonds and sesame seeds in a small mixing bowl. Spread the sesame seed mix out on a plate.
4. Coat the tuna steaks with the remaining soy sauce mixture, then press into the sesame seed mix to coat.
5. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot. Place steaks in the pan, and sear for about 30 seconds on each side.
6. Slice tuna to serve. Top kale or romaine leaves with mango salad. Serve with a side of the dipping sauce and wasabi paste, and enjoy!
- Romell Bhaala