Pan fried tuna steak coated with a cumin and nigella seed crumb and served with paprika cauliflower and crispy kale
Happy New Year!!
Its January and I’m raring to go with my first healthy recipe of 2018. And its a fabulous one! This recipe uses my most favourite fish: the tuna steak, and pairs it with my most favourite carb alternative: paprika cauliflower. Theres plenty going on here from crunchy chickpeas to juicy pomegranate seeds, so I can pretty much guarantee that, flavour wise, this is one healthy option that will not disappoint.
This time of year can be such a drag – I honestly can’t tell you the number of times I have complained about dark mornings, and dark nights and just the general grey, morbidness of the outside world. Christmas lights definitely help with this in December, but in January we’re left to fend for ourselves – its just too depressing isn’t it. The only answer, in my case anyway, is to eat and eat well. I do love to cheer myself up with a huge pile of mash and gravy. But carb overload doesn’t necessarily help matters. So this year I’m going for warming comfort food thats super nutritious but not ridiculously stodgy.
A splash of colour really helps as well and with tuna steak I definitely want to be seeing some bright pink 🙂 The bright yellow sunny colour of the cauliflower is also much appreciated at this time of year. This recipe uses an array of spices to bring warmth to the cauliflower and to really boost the flavour.
Crumbed Tuna Steak
To help the fish keep up with the interesting flavours of the cauliflower I have included a light breadcrumb coating on the tuna steaks. The breadcrumbs are mixed with cumin and nigella seeds, which are just so fabulous with this fish. Its warm, its slightly spicy, its chocker with Indian flare, and really does bring the best out in this lovely tuna steak.
Before delving into the recipe I just need to mention this crazy good tahini dip – its the perfect accompaniment to the tuna steak and the tahini flavour is a perfect match to the Indian spices and seeds. As this is quite a dry dish I highly recommend you make this dip to along with it 🙂
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