Ahi Tuna is a great choice for anyone following a low-carb, high-protein diet. I am not a huge red meat eater, so I often make ahi tuna when my kids eat steak as tuna has a meaty consistency. Tuna is a nutrition powerhouse as it contains B vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids, potassium, vitamin D, phosphorous, selenium, and magnesium. Ahi tuna can promote weight loss, improve brain function, and boost your immunity. However, like all large fish in the top levels of the ocean food chain, tuna can contain mercury. Mercury is not good for young children or pregnant women as it can affect the developing nervous systems, so kids and pregnant women are advised to reduce their consumption of tuna.
I love the Asian flavours of this marinade and also how quick it is to prepare. The addition of black and white sesame seeds adds both a nice crunch and important nutrients, such as fibre and iron. My family loves searing the tuna lightly in our cast iron. Feel free to cook your tuna a little longer if you prefer it well done. Leftovers also taste amazing, sliced and added to a salad for lunch.
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I'm a trained dietitian, mama to 3, and passionate foodie. My goal is to share nutritious, gorgeous, and creative recipes that can be made in under 20 minutes while incorporating evidence-based nutrition and mindful eating.