Yellowfin Tuna Sous Vide

While researching about the various protein-rich foods, it came to my attention that tuna was an excellent source of protein while having less calories than most other meats out there. Hence I took the opportunity of buying 2 Yellowfin Tuna steaks to cook for dinner this week.

2 Yellowfin tuna steaks from Asda cost £6.00. But the fact that it is high in protein while not packing many calories, meant that it was a source of protein worth considering.

Yellowfin tuna steaks from Asda
Yellowfin tuna steaks from Asda

The ratio of calories to protein is 4.54 Calories per 1g of protein, which is 4x less Calories than the protein provided by nuts.

118 Calories but 25g of protein
118 Calories per 100g tuna steak will provide 26g of protein
Tuna steak
Tuna steak

These were cooked for about 30 minutes at 48 degrees Celsius, hence it does not need too much cooking time and can be done late in the evening and still allow for dinner to be served on time.

Vacuum sealed tuna steaks
Vacuum sealed tuna steaks
Tuna steak after Sous vide bath cooking
Tuna steak after Sous vide bath cooking

The tuna steaks were pan-fried with olive oil spread, about 1 1/2 minutes each side. Then it is ready to serve.

Pan-fried tuna steak
Pan-fried tuna steak
Tuna steak plated up
Tuna steak plated up

I made a home-made tomato, basil and chilli sauce to go with these steaks.

Home-made tomato/basil/chilli pesto sauce
Home-made tomato/basil/chilli sauce
Sliced through the tuna steak to reveal the slightly pink center
Sliced through the tuna steak to reveal the slightly pink center

We all enjoyed these steaks, as the meat was not too tough and was still nice and moist on the inside. The fact my youngest daughter ate quite a fair bit of it, and declared that it was her second favourite dish that I cook (second only to the Sous vide duck breasts), made it all worth while. Not to mention the extra protein we had in our diet. I will definitely be cooking this again.

Boon