1/4 cup chopped fresh
cilantro, plus more
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons extra-virgin
olive oil, divided
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons tequila
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
or chili seasoning
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1 tablespoon grated
Parmesan cheese, plus
more for garnish
1 cup canned corn, drained
1/2 medium red bell
pepper, julienne sliced
1/2 medium red
1 large Anaheim green chile,
seeded and chopped
2 7-ounce cans Kirkland
Signature solid white
albacore tuna, drained
Salt and pepper
Crushed red pepper,
Southwest Chile Lime Albacore Pasta
Prepare pasta according to package directions.
In a saucepan, sauté cilantro and garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
Add broth, tequila and lime juice; bring to a boil
and cook until reduced, 8-10 minutes. Stir in taco
seasoning, half-and-half, Parmesan and corn. Bring
to a boil, then simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until
In a large saucepan, sauté bell pepper, onion and
chile in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat
until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add tuna and sauce.
Cook, stirring gently, until heated through. Add
pasta and toss gently. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with cilantro, Parmesan and crushed red
pepper. Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional information: Each serving has 640
calories, 41 g protein, 62 g carbohydrates, 24 g fat,
9 g saturated fat, 85 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber,
690 mg sodium.
In a bowl, mix all the marinade ingredients. Reserve
half the marinade and set aside.
Place ahi steaks in the remaining marinade and
refrigerate for up to 45 minutes.
Preheat the grill to high and brush with canola oil.
Grill ahi for 2 minutes per side, or until seared.
Slice the ahi into 1/4-inch strips and arrange over the
Drizzle the reserved marinade over the ahi and mixed
greens, or use it as a dipping sauce. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.
Note: Mirin is a popular Japanese sweet cooking
wine, often referred to as rice wine.
Brands may vary by region; substitute a similar product.
2 Western United* ahi
Fresh mixed salad greens
2/3 cup soy sauce
2/3 cup water
1 cup mirin (see note)
Freshly ground pepper
2 large knobs fresh ginger,
2 teaspoons sugar
4 teaspoons wasabi paste
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon chopped
fresh cilantro leaves
Seared Ahi Tuna with Mixed Greens
Western United Fish Company