Grilled Tuna Steaks with Orange Tomato Sauce #SundaySupper

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Orange Tomato Sauce. Flaky tuna topped with a tangy, chunky tomato sauce!
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Time to break out the grills and Throw Something on the Barbie, Sunday Supper style!
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I have to admit that I’m not the grillmaster of the group. Although I can hold my own. Steaks, chops, chicken, shrimp, veggies and even fruit have crossed or should I say criss-crossed over my grill.
Brizola pork chops grill marks
Certified Angus beef steak
grilled peaches

One item is still a bit of a challenge to me.

Fish.

We love our tuna grilled or pan fried and lightly pink inside. I’ve been lucky with using my indoor grill pan to achieve those sought after grill marks.
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Foil packets on the grill just don’t quite give off the same taste.

The secret to grilling fish and even pan-frying fish is to start with high heat.

Don’t be quick to flip it. Fish should get a bit of crust on it. Just enough so that you can turn it but it stays flaky too!
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Using a spatula designed for fish, helps too. 😉
tuna steak
To sauce or not to sauce? I can go either way. How about you? It is nice to offer something different for guests to try.

This event is being hosted by Sue Lau from A Palatable Pastime thanks Sue for all your hard work! Stop by Palatable Pastime for great meal ideas!

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Orange Tomato Sauce #SundaySupper

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 1 each

Ingredients

  • 2 7-ounce yellow-fin tuna streaks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sauce
  • 1 cup tomatoes, skinned and seeded
  • 1/2 cup orange segments
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves and extra sprigs for garnish.

Instructions

  • Bring tomatoes, orange, juice, cider vinegar, brown sugar, salt and pepper to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until most of liquid evaporates. Stir in thyme leaves.
  • Season tuna with salt and pepper. Place tuna steaks on a lightly greased grill. Grill tuna approximately 5 minutes per side and until fish is browned on the outside, pink on the inside.
  • Spoon sauce over fish. Garnish with thyme sprigs if desired.
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Enjoy these delicious recipes and ideas for your next BBQ from Sunday Supper Tastemakers!

Patio Libations

Let’s Get This BBQ Started!

The Main Event

On a Side Note

Saucy Sentiments and Rebellious Rubs

Finishing Touches

Plus Piri Piri Sauce and Recipes for Summer Grilling from Sunday Supper Movement

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Chicken Meatball and Pineapple Stacker Bites #TheRecipeReDux

Chicken Meatball and Pineapple Stacker Bites add tropical flair to a Small Plates Party! Juicy chicken, pineapple, basil and toasted coconut. Serve with honey, basil yogurt.

Chicken Meatball Stacker Bites

Chicken Meatball Stacker Bite

This month The Recipe ReDux put our Small Plates skills to the test.

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Small Plates For Sunny Days

Small bites are perfect for trying many different tastes. Take tapas style eating outside for al fresco dining or a simple picnic. Or maybe you’re serving small bites at a bridal or baby shower or a graduation party. Show us your healthy take on small plates and finger foods.

Thanks to Robin @RobinsBite for this month’s theme suggestion!

I’m a big fan of small bites. I’d rather make a meal from a little of this and a little of that spread. At a party, I’m gracious and take what the host offers. Sometimes those choices aren’t the healthiest.

In the name of flavor, fried wings, fat-laden crackers, spreads and salty snacks often top the list. I’m all for those foods in moderation. I’ve been known to tempt a party goer or two myself.

Tropical Cocktail Wings

But today I’m focusing on a healthier chicken and pineapple combo.

Chicken Meatball and Pineapple Stacker Bites!

I reworked the recipe and kept the chicken, pineapple and toasted coconut flavors. These bites work well at a tropical theme or for any appetizer, small plates or tapas party!

I served the picks upright on thick, toasted bread slices for a multi-level display.

Chicken Meatball Stacker Bites platter

Chicken Meatball and Pineapple Stacker Bites

Yield: 25 each

Serving Size: 1 each

Ingredients

  • 1 Fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks, save top for display
  • 1 French bread cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut
  • Meatballs
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Mix together ground chicken, garlic, onion and seasonings. Add just enough of the bread crumbs to form a meatball consistency.
  • Heat oil in medium-sized skillet. Portion meatball mix into 1-inch sized meatballs. Brown meatballs on all sides.
  • Preheat oven to 350. Bake meatballs until completely cooked (about 10 minutes). Cool.
  • Cut cooled meatballs into slices.
  • While meatballs cool, toast bread slices.
  • Layer meatball slices with basil leaves and pineapple on toothpicks.
  • Stack and stagger bread slices on a serving tray. Insert picks. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
  • Serve with plain yogurt drizzled with honey and garnished with a basil leaf.
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More about the Recipe ReDux.

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As the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians, The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. Dietitians Regan Jones (ofReganMillerJones, Inc.), Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly (both of Teaspoon Communications) founded the group on the belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious. As the Latin term “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, we are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach. We aim to inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover.

I’d love to hear about your favorite small plates creations! Drop me a line in the comments below!

Enjoy more great Tapas and Small Plates ideas from The Recipe ReDux!


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Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #198

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

Please share your recipes, crafts and DIY projects with our friends!

Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!
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You can find the links to our Host Favorite Picks here at Daily Dish Magazine!
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On to the Party!

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Smoked Sardine Crostini #SundaySupper

Smoked Sardine Crostini entices your taste buds with smoky, Spanish-style Tapas! Smoked sardines, smoked paprika and smoked sun-dried tomatoes.
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Tapa bars are popping up across the country. Some people cal this style of meal, “small plates”. I’ve heard it  called an appetizer meal or spread, too.

Official definition I found on the web: “Small Spanish savory dishes, typically served with drinks at a bar.”

You can say that Tapas are a cuisine unto itself.

I’ve read canned fish including sardines are a popular choice at Tapas where fish is served. I also know the fondness of Spain and that smoky, sweet paprika we all love.

smoked sardine crostini trio

So I combined all these hints of smoke into an easy tapas crostini. It’s great as an appetizer or the star of your home Tapas party!

smoked sardine crostini
smoked sardine table

Smoked Sardine Crostini

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Serving Size: 1 crostini

Ingredients

  • 2 cans smoked sardines in oil
  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup thin sliced smoked or regular sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • brush baguette slices with olive oil, broil until lightly browned
  • top slices with 2 sardine fillets, tomatoes, garlic
  • drizzle with oil, season with salt, pepper and paprika. sprinkle with cilantro
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Thank you Caroline of Caroline’s Cooking for hosting this event. If you can’t make our live Sunday Supper chat tonight from  Tapa Toro @tapatoroorlando http://tapatoro.restaurant in Orlando, Florida, follow the #SundaySupper hashtag to join in the fun starting at 7:00 pm ET.

  • About the restaurant: Tapa Toro combines contemporary Spanish cuisine with a vibrant, energetic atmosphere – bringing a fresh dining experience to the I-Drive 360 area in Orlando, FL. Their unique paella pit, vibrant tapas menu, and extensive selection of imported wines will guide you through a culinary journey of Spanish flavors and culture in the heart of Central Florida.
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Enjoy all these takes on Tapas from Sunday Supper!

Para Empezar, Las Tapas (Appetizers/tapas) –

Postres (Desserts) –

Bebidas (Drinks) –

Plus Alcachofas al Ajillo – Garlicky Artichokes – and Spanish Tapas Recipes from Sunday Supper Movement

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

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