Focus On Fats
Tuna is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, essential in supporting brain health and eye health. Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that helps to support heart health and battle inflammation in the body.
- Prep Time
- 1/2 cup avocado or olive oil mayonnaise (TRY: Primal Kitchen Mayo with Avocado Oil)
- 3 tsp wasabi paste
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp raw honey (TRY: Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Raw Honey)
- 3 tbsp sesame seeds (TRY: Simply Organic Whole Sesame Seed)
- 1 lb tuna belly, patted dry (NOTE: Check seafoodwatch.org for information on sustainably sourced options.)
- 2 tbsp avocado oil, divided
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper (TRY: Simply Organic Ground Black Pepper)
- 6 sheets unseasoned nori, cut in half widthwise (parallel to perforations)
- 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 English cucumber, quartered lengthwise, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, wasabi paste, vinegar and honey.
2. Place sesame seeds in a large dish. Rub tuna with one-half of oil, then season with salt and pepper. Dredge fish in sesame seeds to coat.
3. In a large skillet on medium-high, heat remaining one-half of oil. Add tuna to skillet, placing it away from you to avoid oil splatter; cook, turning once, until just seared on the outside, 3 to 6 minutes, depending on thickness (do not overcook). Transfer to a cutting board; slice into strips.
4. Arrange nori sheets on a work surface, shiny side facing down, long end in front of you. Place equal amounts of fish, avocado, cucumber and carrots at a 45-degree angle above the bottom-left corner of each sheet; lightly drizzle each with wasabi mayo. Roll into cones, sealing outer seam with a little water, if necessary. (Tip: Alternatively, try placing nori, fillings and wasabi mayo on the table family-style and let everyone roll their own.) Serve remaining wasabi mayo on the side.
- Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
- Calories: 521
- Carbohydrate Content: 12 g
- Cholesterol Content: 74 mg
- Fat Content: 39 g
- Fiber Content: 5 g
- Protein Content: 31 g
- Saturated Fat Content: 5 g
- Sodium Content: 643 mg
- Sugar Content: 4 g
- Monounsaturated Fat Content: 26 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 6 g