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Seared Tuna with Cumin

Serves 4
Time 10 min
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. Tuna is delicious, but feel free to substitute any firm whitefish, including mahi mahi or halibut.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons crushed cumin seeds or ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 (6.0-ounce) tuna steaks
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
Method

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.

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  • 2 tablespoons crushed cumin seeds or ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 (6.0-ounce) tuna steaks
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime cut into wedges