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Low Carb Dinner Ideas—Seared Ahi with Wasabi Sauce

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We have more excellent low carb dinner ideas from the members of our medical weight loss centers to share with you—and this one is a favorite! Ahi tuna is an excellent source of the lean protein that is so essential for successful weight loss. Just three ounces of Ahi contains almost 25 grams of protein, making it an extremely healthy meal choice, especially when you consider its high nutrient content.

The staff at our medical weight loss centers recommend Ahi as a protein source because it also contains some essential vitamins and minerals. When it comes to vitamins, Ahi is rich in niacin, as well as vitamins B12 and B6, which supports the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins and may help prevent heart disease, high cholesterol and other chronic illnesses. Ahi also contains important minerals such as selenium, which promotes immunity, as well as iron and phosphorus. In addition, Ahi is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which helps fill us up and offers a variety of health benefits.

Add some veggies on the side such as spinach, kale, snow peas or asparagus, all of which will taste delicious with this dish. Feel free to send us your favorite low carb dinner ideas!

Seared Ahi with Wasabi Sauce Ingredients

  • 4 6 oz. fresh Ahi tuna steaks
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. Manuca honey
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. wasabi
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Brush the Ahi with the extra virgin olive oil and season with the Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Mix the butter, onion, lemon juice, honey and wasabi together in a small pan. 

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high to high heat and place the Ahi in it. Sear on one side for abouta minute and a half, and then turn it over and sear the other side. It’s best to cook it between rare and medium rare. While the Ahi is cooking, heat the sauce over low heat, stirring slowly but continuously.

When the Ahi is done cooking, pour the sauce over it and serve immediately.

Image courtesy allrecipes.com

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