•SESAME CRUSTED TUNA WITH COURGETTI, AVOCADO AND PINK PICKLED ONIONS• Who has been getting their oily fish in? I don’t often buy fresh tuna, but indulged today and bought some gorgeous tuna steaks, which I’ve simply coated with white and black sesame seeds and seared in a hot pan. I’m having some courgetti with it which I’ve sautéed in some garlic, and topped with avocado and some red onion that I pickled with some freshly squeezed lime last night.
Why the fuss over oily fish? They are a good source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. Although the evidence for omega-3 and heart health is a bit sketchy, people who have diets rich in omega-3 seem to have a lower risk of heart disease. Oh and it’s worth remembering that tinned tuna doesn’t actually contain that much omega-3, and the type of tinned tuna makes a difference to the omega-3 content.
In any case, I’m a great fan of fresh tuna, but certainly this is an indulgence rather than an every day meal for me! Did I mention it tastes 👌? Definitely all about the simplicity and a few good quality ingredients here 🙌