Sun Basket's Lemon-Rosemary Poached Tuna Over White Bean Salad

Review of Sun Basket's Lemon-Rosemary Poached Tuna Over White Bean Salad

Review of Sun Basket's Lemon-Rosemary Poached Tuna Over White Bean Salad

Review Summary

This was the first fish recipe that I tried from Sun Basket. And I always get nervous about a recipe that uses fish that comes in the mail. If the fish, in a fish recipe, isn't fresh, if it isn't tasty, there is absolutely nothing you can do to make a great dish.

Fortunately, my nervousness was mis-placed. The quality of the tuna was quite nice. It had a firm texture, and great color. Most importantly, it smelled and tasted fresh and clean. It was as good as I'd get at my local fish counter.

Try Sun Basket at a Discount

Poaching the tuna was simple, and it was easy to get it to my preferred doneness (still rare in the center). The water was flavored with both rosemary and lemon, but honestly, I couldn't really taste either on the fish itself.

The white bean salad obviously had white beans, but also tossed in were cherry tomatoes, olives, artichokes and parsley; all with a simple lemon & olive oil dressing. My one complaint about this recipe was with the beans, which I found a bit softer than I like, and a bit stronger flavored; but honestly I'm not sure i rinsed them well enough. And at the end of the day, they didn't ruin the salad for me. The olives provided a nice saltiness, the tomatoes a bite of acid; all the components worked nicely together.

The portion size I'd call modest. A nice sized lunch, or a small dinner. There was plenty of tuna, but I could have used a bit more of the salad.

It was a very simple recipe to make, with very little cooking. The recipe card is well written, and none of the directions were confusing. The recipe card put the cooking at 20 minutes and it didn't take me any longer than that. Making this would be a really easy dinner to do after getting home from work. The salad comes together with just a bit of prep work and chopping.

I was quite happy with this dish. The ingredients were all high quality.  It tasted clean and fresh...it was easy to make, and felt really healthy to eat.

Ingredients

As I mentioned above, the most important & most fickle ingredient in a fish recipe is the fish itself. And I'm happy to say Sun Basket's tuna was excellent. At least as good as what I'm able to get at my local market - where I'm able to pick and choose the exact piece of fish I'd like.

Ingredients for Lemon Rosemary Poached TunaJust about everything else that came in the Sun Basket box was fresh, clean and organic. The one exception was the white beans, which I found a bit over cooked/soft. Like canned beans, there was a fair amount of packing liquid in the plastic container; and take your time to rinse them off well - I'm not sure I did a good enough job and the flavor was pretty strong.

The tuna was packed away between the frozen cold packs, with all the other ingredients bagged together for easy sorting.

Included with this dish is:

  • Organic lemon
  • Organic fresh rosemary
  • Tuna
  • Cooked white beans
  • Organic cherry tomatoes
  • Organic artichoke hearts
  • Castelvetrano olives
  • Organic fresh parsley

You'll need to provide olive oil, salt and pepper.

Making the dish

The recipe card says you can make this dish is 20 minutes, and I think most won't have any problem with that. The only cooking is poaching the fish, and boiling the water takes longer than actually cooking the fish.

The salad is put together simply with just a bit of chopping and a making a quick dressing. The only step that may be a bit tricky is how long/how much to cook the fish. The directions suggest 1-2 mintues for rare (my preference) or 2 - 4 for medium. That time goes quick. And if the tuna gets cooked all the way through, it will be far dryer, and honestly a much different dish.

The recipe card breaks cooking the dish down into just two steps:

  1. Prep and Cook the Fish: First you bring a pot of water to the boil, and add half a lemon (sliced) and the rosemary. Both steep in the water for about five minutes; flavoring the water.  Reduce the boil to a simmer, unwrap the fish, and gently drop into the water. Poach until the tuna reaches your preferred doneness, for me that was about a minute and a half. Then remove the tuna to a cutting board to cool. The directions have you cutting the tuna before making the salad, but I prefer to make the salad and then cut the fish at the last minute.
  2. Make the salad: First rinse the beans to get any of the packing liquid off them. Then chop or halve the tomatoes, olives, artichokes and the parsley leaves. I put all those ingredients into a bowl. And in separate bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil salt and pepper together to make a dressing. While the directions have you mix everything together, I'd added the dressing a bit at a time, tasting as you go to make sure it's not overdressed.

The salad is then platted, the tuna sliced, and then laid over the salad. I decided to hit mine with a bit more salt and pepper (another drizzle of olive oil would be nice too), and then serve it up.

Taste

While I didn't really notice the tuna picked up any flavor from the lemon & rosemary in the poaching liquid, the fish did taste clean and fresh. I thought it did need a bit of finishing salt & pepper at the end.

I really like all the ingredients in the white bean salad, and each component added an important piece of flavor and/or texture. Rinse the beans really well, as mine still seemed to retain a bit of the packing liquid flavor. And they seemed a bit over cooked for me.

The bright flavors of the tomato, artichoke and olive really carried the dish and supported both the beans and the tuna.

It strikes me as a very Spring/Summer light dinner/lunch, ideally served with a glass of crisp white wine.

I'd happily get this one again.

Overall

If you're a fan if fish. If you're a fan of healthy eating. If you're a fan of simple cooking. You'll be a fan of this recipe.

It took very little time for me to put this one together, and I was happy with the flavors I got out of it. As i've said, I wish the beans, which were an important component, has a firmer texture, but they didn't ruin the dish - and I may have just gotten an overcooked batch.

I felt good about eating the recipe, as there was little fat, and only 350 calories per serving. That said, it's also a fairly modest portion, so big eaters are likely to leave the table hungry.

With that caveat, I hope you give this one a try. And if you do, please let me know how it goes. And you can try it using the discount code below!

Sun Basket Discount Code

Comments (16508 )

Reply
Richredjhonson
March 21st, 2023 - 12:39am

AMEX Login | Cash App Login | Bank of America Login Pay with your MasterCard, Visa or American Express. Sign up in minutes with new sign-up bonus! Cash App Login to contact Cash App support. To keep your account secure, we'll send you a code to log in. New to Cash App? Create account. Mobile number.Bank of America is a public company in the Financial Services industry. It came into force after the merger between Bank America and Nations Bank.

Reply
Lucy
March 21st, 2023 - 1:15am

A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that is secured by cryptography, which makes it nearly impossible to counterfeit or double-spend.

Read More:-

Bank Of America Login

PayPal Login

Reply
Nimra
March 21st, 2023 - 1:26am

thanks for the tips and information..i really appreciate it..  link 7meter

Reply
Lucy
March 21st, 2023 - 2:30am

A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that is secured by cryptography, which makes it nearly impossible to counterfeit or double-spend.

Read More:-

Bank Of America Login

PayPal Login

Reply
PayPal Login
March 21st, 2023 - 2:31am

PayPal Login If you need to send money online, PayPal is the easiest way to do it.

Bank Of America Login Need to send money to someone quickly this weekend? Use PayPal and transfer money in seconds with a link.

Reply
Seth
March 21st, 2023 - 2:57am

Heya i¡¯m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It truly helpful & it helped me out much. I’m hoping to present something again and aid others such as you aided me. hr system

Reply
james
March 21st, 2023 - 5:14am

I’m now not positive where you’re getting your information, but good topic. I needs to spend some time finding out much more or figuring out more. Thank you for great info I used to be searching for this info for my mission. judi bola

Reply
james
March 21st, 2023 - 5:14am

I’m now not positive where you’re getting your information, but good topic. I needs to spend some time finding out much more or figuring out more. Thank you for great info I used to be searching for this info for my mission. judi bola

Reply
jonecena
March 21st, 2023 - 5:21am

This is all and now all of the credit card offers which are curated for you will be shown to you after AmericanExpress login.Learn how to access your PayPal login account with and make transactions with ease.

Reply
jonecena
March 21st, 2023 - 5:21am

This is all and now all of the credit card offers which are curated for you will be shown to you after AmericanExpress login.Learn how to access your PayPal login account with and make transactions with ease.

Reply
Deep Sharma
March 21st, 2023 - 5:33am

The content for sharing on this blog is very helpful and informative. So keep sharing this in future and helping others. Tata Signa 4225

Reply
Hamza
March 21st, 2023 - 6:11am

I know of this line. After i understand Individuals match some kind of nearly all think it is difficult in order to situated which statement. After i jealousy types exercise. panen138

Reply
Hamza
March 21st, 2023 - 6:23am

I realize of the column. Once i realize Folks suit some type of many believe it is tough to be able to positioned in which record. Once i be jealous of kinds training. dewascore

Reply
abdulseo
March 21st, 2023 - 6:39am

Thanks for a very interesting blog. What else may I get that kind of info written in such a perfect approach? I’ve a undertaking that I am simply now operating on, and I have been at the look out for such info. toys for lazy dogs

Reply
Sarab Smith
March 21st, 2023 - 7:31am

This is the news I visited here. I found a lot of interesting information on your blog. I think I'm not alone in the many comments on your posts! keep up the great work.
Visit: Movieorca

Reply
Anonymous
March 21st, 2023 - 7:40am

Useful information. Fortunate me I discovered your web site by accident, and I am stunned why this accident didn’t came about in advance! I bookmarked it. vegan glutenfree meal plan dubai

Reply
naila
March 21st, 2023 - 8:50am

I was surfing the Internet for information and came across your blog. I am impressed by the information you have on this blog. It shows how well you understand this subject. backlinks kaufen

Reply
SEO king
March 21st, 2023 - 9:51am

Hello! I just would like to give an enormous thumbs up for the great data you have here on this post. I will probably be coming again to your blog for extra soon. kanca 4d

Reply
STEVENMARK
March 21st, 2023 - 11:59pm

Cash App login credentials right away. So, take a look at these features and decide yourself whether or not you want to get started with you use your amex login credentials for the American express saving account login. If you forget your Bank of America Login password, there are a few steps you can take to reset it.

Reply
Karan Roy
March 22nd, 2023 - 12:45am

I also came across the ERP Software in India platform named as Technology Counter, that recommends great software's & tools as per the need of your business. Please check!

ERP Solutions

Reply
Seth
March 22nd, 2023 - 12:46am

Human growth hormone supplements have lots of benefits to provide specifically to those who are currently past the age of thirty. Hgh supplements have been proven efficient in dealing with particular problems related to aging and doesn’t trigger as much side effects in comparison with other forms of Human growth hormone products. Additionally, supplements are effective, risk-free as well as inexpensive unlike Human growth hormone injections. depression treatment for young adults

Reply
Seth
March 22nd, 2023 - 12:46am

Human growth hormone supplements have lots of benefits to provide specifically to those who are currently past the age of thirty. Hgh supplements have been proven efficient in dealing with particular problems related to aging and doesn’t trigger as much side effects in comparison with other forms of Human growth hormone products. Additionally, supplements are effective, risk-free as well as inexpensive unlike Human growth hormone injections. depression treatment for young adults

Reply
Mark
March 22nd, 2023 - 1:05am

Thanks for sharing that informative blog with us. We are helping to resolve rockspace extender setup issues. If you are unable to play any live live movie or other rockspace slow internet problem will be faced then you can stay connected with us for more details. We are feeling happy to help you out.

Reply
Hamza
March 22nd, 2023 - 1:33am

I am aware of these line. While i recognize Men and women in shape some form of virtually all still find it challenging for you to based that will survey. While i covet versions train. occhiali da sole ray ban elliot

Reply
eechyjee
March 22nd, 2023 - 2:42am

I all around need to reveal to you that I am new to weblog and positively favored this blog page. Likely I'm going to bookmark your blog . All of you around have clear stories. Offers of interest obliging us your blog. Updates Master

Reply
eechyjee
March 22nd, 2023 - 2:43am

I all around need to reveal to you that I am new to weblog and positively favored this blog page. Likely I'm going to bookmark your blog . All of you around have clear stories. Offers of interest obliging us your blog. Updates Master

Reply
eechyjee
March 22nd, 2023 - 2:44am

I all around need to reveal to you that I am new to weblog and positively favored this blog page. Likely I'm going to bookmark your blog . All of you around have clear stories. Offers of interest obliging us your blog. Updates Master

Reply
sofya rose
March 22nd, 2023 - 3:30am

aol mail In this digital era, a lot of people, including me like to have a sense of personalization in everything we do. The same happens when we are in our workspace. Therefore, to let users have a personalized experience with their emailing-related tasks, one exceptional email service was released in the market by Verizon Communications. aol mail

Reply
sofya rose
March 22nd, 2023 - 3:32am

aol mail In this digital era, a lot of people, including me like to have a sense of personalization in everything we do. The same happens when we are in our workspace. Therefore, to let users have a personalized experience with their emailing-related tasks, one exceptional email service was released in the market by Verizon Communications. aol mail

Reply
sofya rose
March 22nd, 2023 - 3:33am

aol mail In this digital era, a lot of people, including me like to have a sense of personalization in everything we do. The same happens when we are in our workspace. Therefore, to let users have a personalized experience with their emailing-related tasks, one exceptional email service was released in the market by Verizon Communications. aol mail

Reply
Hamza
March 22nd, 2023 - 4:29am

Acknowledges suitable for penmanship an incredibly precious column, As i occured adjacent to your web site in addition to approximate several assistance. I had desire people build of manuscript... eyeglasses chloe

Leave a comment