Low calorie dinner: tuna steak with warm winter greens (under 300 kcal)
Low calorie dinner series: tuna steak with warm winter greens
The #lowcalfinedining series is a project that I have had in mind for quite some time now. As a chef, I love eating just as much as Iove cooking. But all that time spent in kitchens, cooking, tasting, creating and developing new recipes is beginning to take a toll on my weight. That’s why I decided to pay more attention to what I eat and how much I eat. I’m not an adept of very strict diets – and the nature of my work would probably make it impossible for me to take on any specific diet anyway. But calorie count I can do. And I can also do good, appetising meals that not only look pretty but are also delicious. And this is how this idea was born.
The first recipe from the low calorie series is this simple and delicious tuna steak with warm winter greens and pistachios. The recipe is for one person – as I usually dine alone when I am at home. But if you’re cooking for 2 (or more), all you need to do is adjust the quantities accordingly.
I use a professional software to generate the calorie count and the nutritional information of each dish. To begin with, I have included a ‘traffic light’ type of label, showing basic nutritional info and the percentages of the daily recommended nutritional intake, as per UK regulation. It is the same label that you can see on most supermarket products. I would love to hear your thoughts about it, so please let me know in comments if you find it useful, or if you want me to include even more nutritional details in each post.
I am very excited about this new project and I’m looking forward to hearing your feedback. My aim is to elevate low calorie dinners to a new level, and not only to make them look pretty but also to make them taste super delicious. So please let me know what you think about it. And if you like what you’re seeing, follow the hastag #lowcalfinedining and the official insta page of the project @lowcalfinedining.
To find out more about this new concept, please read the Low Calorie Fine Dining manifesto here.
Tuna steak with warm salad - dinner under 300 kcal
- (ingredients for one portion:)
- 150 g fresh tuna
- 20 g baby spinach
- 20 g broccoli sprouts
- 20 g green beans
- 20 g baby sweetcorn
- 5 g olive oil
- 5 g lemon juice
- 5 g raw pistachios (chopped)
- Wash the spinach and place it in a medium size bowl.
- Blanch the broccoli sprouts, green beans and baby sweetcorn in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and add to the spinach. Season with salt, olive oil and lemon juice.
- Season the tuna steak with salt and pepper and fry in a hot pan fro 2-3 minutes on each side. Set aside and slice.
- To serve, place the warm greens in the middle of a plate, add the sliced tuna and top with chopped pistachios.
A Romanian version of this recipe could be find on my Romanian blog www.mentasirozmarin.ro