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Chinese Tuna Steaks on the Grill















Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


1 each tuna steaks
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger root
finely chopped
¼ teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons black beans
4 each scallions, spring or green onions
with tops
2 teaspoons green chili peppers
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons peanut oil
2 teaspoons garlic
finely minced
1 cup chicken broth
or fish stock
1 x spinach
or red-leaf lettuce leaves


Pat fish dry with paper towels.

Mix salt, ginger and pepper.

Coat both sides of fish with mixture and rub 1teaspoon cornstarch on both sides of fish.

Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Place black beans in bowl and cover with warm water.

Stir about 2 minutes.

Remove and drain.

Discard water. Partially pulverize beans.

Chinese cooks use the back end of their cleaver handle.

Cut 3 of green onions on diagonal into 1 inch pieces, remaining one into thin slices (strings).

Remove seeds and membranes from chilies.

Cut chilies into very thin slices.

Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch, water and sugar.

[If grilled fish is preferred, grill on charcoal about 4 to 5 minutes each side or 10 minutes per inch of thickness, not too close to coals - otherwise fry in wok]

Heat wok until hot and add 2 tablespoon oil, tilting to coat sides.

Fry fish 2 minutes or until brown, turning once.

Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 10 minutes turning after 3 minutes.

Uncover and remove from wok.

Bring wok back up to very hot over high heat.

Add 1 tablespoon oil, tilt and coat.

Add black beans, chilies, garlic and green onion pieces and stir fry all for 1 minute.

Add broth/stock and heat to boiling.

Stir in cornstarch/sugar water mixture, stir cooking until thickened.

Add fish steaks turning to coat with sauce.

Heat 2 minutes.

Line platter with spinach/lettuce leaves, place fish on bed and garnish top with green onion slivers.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 102g (3.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 16663% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 692mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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