Tuna marinated in a simple marinade of cilantro, apple cider vinegar and Tabasco for as little as 30 minutes and then quickly grilled.
I promised you lots of grilled recipes and I am a deliverer (besides an over promised and under delivered cauliflower mac and cheese => I will get there, I promise). I’m also spicing up all 5 recipes with Tabasco® original sauce this week. If you are a spicy food hater, you might want to check back next Monday. Quick fact before you leave: my kids truly enjoyed 3 out of 5 recipes.
McIlhenny Company, a producer of Tabasco®, has presented me with a challenge – to create 5 original recipes using ONLY 10 of the following ingredients:
I happily said YES because Tabasco® is one of the clean condiments I’m using on a regular basis. So, that was a cool and fancy part of this challenge.
Now about not so glamorous part of this challenge. I had to Google the ingredient #3 “Brioche”. It became obvious very quickly I will be living a paleo diet this week. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. You will see mostly lean protein and vegetable recipes. And then, besides the Tabasco®, herbs and spices my list came down only to 4 ingredients: tuna, eggs, eggplant and cherry tomatoes. I really wasn’t in a mood to develop any spicy chocolate drops.
And that’s not it. After signing the contract, my oven broke…Speachless. So, Olena’s Tabasco® challenge really became 4 ingredients and no oven. But no regrets. Every single recipe came out delicious, quick and healthy!
Recipe #1: Grilled Spicy Cilantro Fish Kebabs. I created a simple marinade made of fresh cilantro, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper. My fish of choice was frozen wild tuna steaks which I found at Costco for a decent price.
Let me put it this way: I didn’t have to call for dinner twice, even the 3 year old. The fish kebabs came out juicy, fragrant and with the right amount of heat for the kids and some adults to handle. Fish cooks really fast and marinating time could be as little as 30 minutes. Enjoy these kebabs and check back tomorrow for a recommended side dish.:)
- 1 lb tuna, cut into 1" pieces
- 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
- 2 tsp original Tabasco sauce + more for serving (optional)
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp ground black pepper
- Cooking spray (I use Misto)
- If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 30 minutes.
- In a large bowl, add all ingredients and toss to combine. Let tuna marinate for at least 30 minutes and for up to 4 hours. Keep refrigerated.
- Skewer 5 pieces of fish onto each of 10 skewers. Discard remaining marinade.
- Preheat grill on medium - high, 550 - 600 degrees F, and spray with cooking spray. Grill skewers with lid closed for 6 minutes, turning once. Kebabs are ready when fish is white, opaque and has nice grill marks on it.* Serve hot, with extra Tabasco sauce if desired.
Grills vary. Cooking time will vary depending on the age and make/model of your grill. I have new Coleman BBQ which is quite powerful if I compare it to my old grill. Use your judgement and experience with your grill.
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving = 1 kebab:
Total Fat: 2.6 g
Cholesterol: 20.8 mg
Sodium: 256.1 mg
Total Carbs: 0.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
Protein: 10.6 g
WW Points+: 2
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Tabasco® Original Red Sauce. All opinions are my own and I recommend exclusively products that I love, tried myself and are good for your health.