Forgiveness and Baked Tuna “Meat”balls

by Joanne on June 12, 2014

From “The Book of Forgiving” by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu:

…the only way to experience healing and peace is to forgive.

…Until we can forgive the person who harmed us, that person will hold the keys to our happiness; that person will be our jailor.

…When we forgive, we take back control of our own fate and our feelings.

…We don’t forgive to help the other person.  We don’t forgive for others. We forgive for ourselves.

Have you ever been so obsessed about how someone hurt you/your feelings that it becomes the main focus of thought all day?    There is so much violence in the world today, it seems the act of forgiveness has become a mute point.


The Recipe

Ted was complaining about the way we have been cooking tuna steaks.  He enjoys rare tuna and I enjoy it cooked firm.  He also claims the tuna has had no taste. 

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In an effort to make the fish enjoyable for both of us, the following recipe was created after reading the May edition of “Every Day”.

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Makes 15 to 18 Tuna Meatballs

  • 1 1/2 lbs. fresh tuna steak
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • zest of one medium lemon
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 small plum tomato, seeded and chopped small
  • 1/4 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 TBS olive oil

Preheat oven to 425 F.

In the food processor, pulse the tuna with salt and pepper. Once ground, add the egg and rolled oats.  Turn into a medium bowl.

Chop the parsley with the lemon and garlic and add to the tuna mixture.  Mix in the tomato and onion.  Form into balls.  Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake for 12 – 15 minutes.  Serve with your favorite side.

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Make sure you don’t cook these “meatballs” too long or they will be very dry.

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If you cook them just right, you’ll love this recipe. In fact, the ENTIRE family will love this recipe.

*Note:  Pregnant women should not consume fish which is high in mercury content.

What’s your favorite way to eat tuna? Steak? Casserole? From a can?

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1 Comment

  • At 2014.06.12 11:53, Heather said:

    Jay loves tuna steak and I don’t like it at all. He complains because I never make it!! Lol 🙂

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