Pistachio Crusted Tuna
Arthur Andrew Medical
The Mediterranean diet is not only about ingredients and recipes you can or cannot
eat. It is a healthy way of preparing your meals, enjoying them with your
friends and family, and releasing endorphins whenever it is possible – for a
better and healthier life. Fish is a staple in the Mediterranean, and tuna is one of the healthiest types. It is rich in vitamins,
minerals, and Omega fatty acids, and packed with
flavor. Try this simple yet delicious recipe and experience how different
textures can take this ingredient to a whole new dimension.
- Keto - (omit breadcrumbs)
- Gluten Free - (omit breadcrumbs)
1.7 lb fresh tuna fillet
1 cup pistachios, chopped
1/5 cup breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
Extra virgin olive oil
A pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Salt, to taste
Cut tuna fillets into 1-inch-thick slices.
1. Coat the slices with extra virgin olive oil and let them rest for 10 minutes.
1. On a large plate, combine breadcrumbs, black sesame seeds, and pistachios. Add a pinch of black pepper, salt, and stir to combine.
Pass each tuna slice into the pistachio mixture and press well on all sides
Heat extra virgin olive oil in a non-stick pan over high heat and add tuna slices
Cook for one minute per side
Remove from the pan and serve
- For easier slicing, place tuna fillets in a freezer for 30 minutes.
- Serve garnished with sprouts and fresh vegetables like baby spinach leaves, lambs' lettuce, or baby kale.
- Serve with mint and basil sauce or fig and lamb's lettuce pesto