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Tuna Steaks with Balsamic Glaze

  •  ¾ cup balsamic vinegar
  •  1 tablespoon honey
  •  nonstick cooking spray
  •  4 tuna steaks (five ounces each)
  •  ½ teaspoon of salt
  •  ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  •  2 scallions sliced diagonally

1. In a small saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar and honey over medium heat. Bring to a low boil and cook until liquid is reduced by half (about 10 minutes). Stir frequently.

2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Season each side of the tuna steaks with salt and pepper. Place tuna steaks in pan and cook over medium-high heat for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove from heat.

3. Spoon balsamic and honey mixture over tuna steaks and top with scallions.

Please note this recipe makes four servings; you can easily cut the recipe in half to serve two.

Exchanges per serving
     • 4 very lean meat
     • 1 carbohydrate
     • ½ fat
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Each serving provides:

Calories.........................244
   Calories from fat.............61

Total fat...........................7g
   Saturated fat...................0g
Cholesterol...................53mg
Total carbohydrate........14g
   Sugars...........................11g
Protein............................32g
Sodium.......................345mg
Dietary fiber.....................0g

* This recipe and nutritional information are from Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking written by Rush dietitian Lara Rondinelli, RD, LDN, CDE, and is reprinted with permission from the American Diabetes Association.

Copyright © 2004 American Diabetes Association.

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