Seared Tuna with Cumin

Seared Tuna with Cumin

Serves 4

Aromatic whole cumin seeds impart texture and spice, while a touch of coconut oil, ideal for high temperature pan frying and searing, lends a sweet tropical flavor to the dish. While you may use ground cumin in this recipe, whole cumin seeds typically have more flavor and a longer pantry shelf life.

  • 2 tablespoons crushed cumin seeds or ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
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In a small bowl combine the cumin, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper; stir to blend. Sprinkle the cumin mixture evenly over the tuna, coating it completely. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat until hot. Place tuna in skillet, and partially cover the skillet. Sear for about 3 minutes. Turn the fish over and sprinkle with the lime juice. Continue to cook until lightly browned on the outside and opaque in the center, about 3 minutes.

Transfer tuna to plates, garnish with cilantro and lime wedges and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:250 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 80mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 38g protein
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