Big Kahuna Tuna Steak won’t get you to the Islands, but it will make your tastebuds say A-L-O-H-A! There are only three ingredients in this delicious main dish. Even if you’re a stranger to the kitchen, you can do this!

Big Kahuna Tuna Steak Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 8 min
Ready In: 18 min

Servings: 1

1 medium Tuna Steak (4 oz)
1/4 tsp crushed Peppercorns
1 tsp fresh Lemon Juice and grated Zest

Rub tuna with lemon juice and press in the crushed pepper and lemon zest.
Squirt skillet with cooking spray, and let heat on medium high fire before adding tuna.
For medium doneness, cook about four minutes per side. (Use your personal preference in timing).

Tips & Notes
One of the most controversial aspects of tuna is its potential for contamination with mercury. In some areas of the U.S., up to 50 percent of tuna sold in markets may exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 500 ppb safety level for human consumption.
It doesn’t make sense to rely on tuna as a primary seafood source for key nutrients, including omega-3 fats, since all tuna species show some level of mercury contamination in research studies. However, it does make sense to treat tuna as a fish that can be enjoyed multiple times per month.
Researchers have recently discovered that tuna contains the mineral selenium in an unusual form called selenoneine. This form of selenium plays an important role in the health of the fish by serving as an antioxidant and protecting the fish’s red blood cells from free radical damage. Interestingly, it is also able to bind together with mercury compounds in the fish’s body and lower their risk of mercury-related problems. Because there are approximately 2-3 milligrams of selenoneine in a 4-ounce serving of tuna, we are likely to get some of this same antioxidant protection when we eat tuna. Equally interesting, perhaps tuna will turn out to be a fish that – even when contaminated with mercury – might pose less of a mercury risk than might otherwise be expected due to the presence of selenoneine.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 125
Total Fat: 2g
Total Carbohydrates: 2g
Protein: 24g


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