Raisin Medley

Soak raisins in vodka until plumped. Combine mango, pineapple, apple and fresh gingerroot in small bowl; mix well and season with salt and pepper. Chill.

Tuna

Divide and trim tuna to make 2 rectangular strips. Heat small saut├ępan until smoking and toast peppercorns lightly; grind and spread evenly on small cookie sheet. Dredge tuna pieces to coat on all sides. Return tuna to hot smoking saut├ępan and sear, about 30 seconds on each side. Let stand in refrigerator till ready to serve.

To Serve

Cut each tuna piece, crosswise, into 9 equal slices. Arrange 3 slices on each of 6 individual serving plates. Drain raisins and stir into fruit mixture along with almonds. Divide and spoon onto plates; garnish with watercress.

Ingredients

Raisin Medley

  • 3/4 Cup California golden raisins
  • 3/4 Cup California natural raisins
  • 3/4 Cup vodka or white grape juice
  • 1 whole mango, small dice
  • 1/2 whole pineapple, small dice
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, small dice
  • 1/2 Tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • Salt and pepper; to taste
  • 1/2 Cup sliced almonds, toasted

Procedure

Tuna

  • 11/2 Pounds fresh ahi tuna
  • 1 Tablespoon whole pink Szechuan peppercorns
  • 1 Tablespoon whole green Szechuan peppercorns
  • Sprigs of watercress; for garnish

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 410 (Calories from Fat 12%); Total Fat 6 ( Saturated Fat 0.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 50; Sodium 50; Potassium 964; Total Carbohydrate 46; Dietary Fiber 5; Sugars 38; Protein 30; Calcium 67; Iron 2;

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Raisins are excellent food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.