Cut the squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Place the squash halves on the baking sheet, cut side down. Bake for about 1 hour, depending on size. Let cool. Remove the flesh with a spoon and mash with the butter, ginger and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Almond-Crusted Seared Tuna
In a shallow dish, lightly beat the egg. In another dish, combine the almonds and ginger. Dip the tuna steaks in the egg, then coat with the almond mixture.
In a skillet, grill the tuna in the oil until the crust is golden brown on both sides. The inside should still remain rare.
In a blender, purée all the ingredients until smooth.
To serve, garnish the centre of each plate with mashed butternut squash. Place the tuna on an angle on the mashed squash. Drizzle the basil emulsion around the tuna. Garnish with chives.
You can prepare the emulsion with the herb of your choice, such as cilantro or sorrel. Always prepare it at the last minute.
Recipes with the "Healthy Pick" stamp have been evaluated by a registered dietitian member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.