The Energy Chef: Herb's Easy, Elegant Party Appetizer
Thanksgiving is around the corner and holiday parties will be in full swing before you know it. Whether you're hosting a Thanksgiving feast or a casual dinner party, these easy, elegant Parmesan crisps will be the star of your bash. They're sweet, spicy, salty and tart all at once, and each one has just 70 calories!
Seared Spicy Tuna on Basil Parmesan Crisps With Apricot Jam
Rub tuna with Cajun seasoning and set aside. In small bowl mix cheese and basil. Place tablespoons of the cheese mixture on a baking sheet lined with a silicon baking mat or wax paper sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 6 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Set aside to cool. Heat oil in a medium pan and cook tuna 2 min per side for medium rare. Thinly slice tuna place it on top of the Parmesan crisps along with a dollop of apricot jam.
Next Food Network Star season 6 finalist Herb Mesa is a restaurant-trained chef, a self-taught healthy cuisine chef and a certified personal trainer. Herb teaches "balance through food and fitness," and works as a personal chef and trainer in Atlanta.