Paleo Recipe Of The Week: Sesame Spiced Tuna

by Simona Terron
There’s no need to wait for a special occasion to cook up this exquisite and sophisticated dish. Rarely has tuna looked so beautiful and yet been so healthy, plus it tastes fantastic too!

If you’re worrying about consuming fish thanks to a fear of mercury poisoning then you ought to know that besides being rich in B vitamins, tuna is packed with the all-important mineral selenium. This actually helps to protect against mercury toxicity like a fabulous built-in defense against mercury poisoning.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to slap some beautiful, thick tuna steaks on the counter and dress them up in gorgeous white and black sesame seeds, with this simple recipe from Paleo Leap, which was created by Sebastien Noel. Serve it with a leafy, green salad and don’t be shy about dressing up to celebrate this lovely meal.


You Need:
  • 4 tuna steaks, about 6 oz. each
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. black peppercorns
  • 4 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Sea salt
  • Mix the fennel seeds, the mustard seeds, and peppercorns in a mortar.
  • Coarsely grind everything, add the sesame seeds, and season to taste with sea salt.
  • Spread the spice mixture evenly over the whole surface of a plate and press the tuna steaks into the mixture to coat.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a skillet placed over a medium-high heat.
  • Brown each tuna steak for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until they reach the desired doneness.
Serves: 4
Cook Time: 10 minutes

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