I used to make all these elaborately delectable dishes, filled with many crazy ingredients, superfoods, and unpronounceable variables. And then… I got lazy. 😉
Now I’m all about the quick and easy, simpler-the-better, get ‘er done and EAT meals. Like this one…
This dish is super quick to make, 15 minutes or less, incredibly tasty, mega-high in protein, healthy fats, and low-low-low in carb, if you’re watching that kind of thing. (NOTE: if you’re eating this as a post-workout meal, include white or brown rice, a fatty sweet potato, or even a banana. You’re muscles will thank you. 😉 )
Also included in this meal is a steady amount of anti-inflammatory ingredients, like lemon juice, rich, green spinach, crunchy seaweed, and lime essential oil! All help to boost nutrients, pack a punch of flavor, and add some serious recovery power (or just healing powers!).
15 Minute (High Protein, No Carb) Ahi Tuna Steaks with Wasabi Spinach Salad
Serves 2. Gluten, dairy, sugar, grain free. Paleo.
Ahi Tuna Steaks
- Ahi Tuna Steaks (2 pack, Trader Joe’s Wild Caught)
- sea salt & pepper
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
Heat a skillet on high heat for 1 minute. Add the coconut oil to the pan, waiting 30 seconds, then adding each tuna steak. Sprinkle this side with sea salt and pepper, to taste.
Let sear for 1-2 minutes, then, using tongs, flip for an additional 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook each side for another 3 or so minutes. Test done-ness with tongs; fish should semi-firm in the middle, not rock hard and not completely soft.
Move to a plate and serve immediately.
Wasabi Spinach Salad
- 2 cups spinach
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 2 tbsp Wakame dried seaweed (purchased at Whole Foods, online, or more cost efficiently, at your local Asian market)
- juice from half a lemon (or 1-2 tbsp rice wine vinegar or lemon juice)
- sprinkle of nutritional yeast, optional but great addition (found in Whole Foods bulk section or online)
- small dollop of wasabi paste or sprinkle of wasabi powder
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except for spinach, mashing the avocado somewhat. Add in spinach and toss to coat the leaves.
Optional to add a sprinkle of olive oil, sea salt and white pepper, to taste.
Plate a large portion of salad and top with one of the Ahi Tuna Steaks.
Serve immediate and enjoy!