It’s been over a month since I’ve been back from Hawaii. I still miss the food, especially the fish dishes. I bought two wonderful cookbooks to see if I could replicate some of the recipes, but so many Hawaiian ingredients aren’t available on the mainland or the dishes were too complicated for a quick weekday meal.
Instead, I’ve been using products like World Harbors marinades to help give me the taste of Hawaii without all the hassle. I’ve used World Harbors’ Island Mango and the Maui Mountain Sweet and Sour marinades when I’ve made Seared Panko Encrusted Tuna on Black Rice. They’re super easy to use and you can boil the marinade afterwards to create a dipping or drizzling sauce. All you need to do is marinade your tuna overnight or first thing in the morning before you leave from work. That evening, roll the marinated tuna steaks in panko breadcrumbs, grill and serve over rice. Easy, quick, healthy and delicious!
If you’re gluten free, you can make bread crumbs from gluten free bread. Toast the bread and chop it finely in a mini-food processor or blender. World Harbor marinades are not certified to be gluten free, so check the label to make sure they’re right for you and your food sensitivities. The Island Mango doesn’t contain wheat, but the Maui Mountain Sweet and Sour does.
World Harbors Golden Label Sweepstakes
World Harbors is hold two sweepstakes this year. First is their Golden Label Sweeps launched in retail stores today and runs through September 3, 2012. Six winning bottles will have a “golden label” in it. If you purchase one of those bottles, you’ll win an exotic vacation to either Maui, Fiji, Tahiti, Cabo, New England or a trip for a tropical cruise. You can find more about the sweepstakes on World Harbors Facebook page.
While you’re on the World Harbors Facebook page, say hi to dad blogger John Cave Osborne, who is “taking over” the page during the month of May. In June, Dad Centric will be taking over. So stop by and ask them a few cooking or grilling questions!
Seared Panko Encrusted Tuna on Black Rice
- One bottle of World Harbors marinade (I suggest Island Mango or one of the Maui marinades)
- 4 – 6 ounce tuna steaks
- 1 cup black rice, uncooked (can substitute brown rice)
- 1/2 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
- Place tuna in a ziplock baggie. Pour in entire bottle of marinade. Place bag in the refrigerator and marinate 5-10 hours or overnight.
- Cook rice as directed on package.
- Pour panko on to a large plate or cookie sheet.
- Remove tuna steaks from marinade and dredge in panko until covered.
- Grill steaks until golden on the outside and rare in the middle.
- Slice tuna at an angle and serve over rice.
To use marinade as a dipping or drizzling sauce:
- Pour used marinade it into a small sauce pan.
- Cook over high heat until marinade is at a rolling boil for 1 to 2 minutes.
Disclosure: Mizkan, the parent company of World Harbors, provided compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.