Can the canned tuna and treat yourself to a piece of tuna steak lightly sautéed in garlic. This tuna recipe from Lose Weight the Smart Low-Carb Way is–yes, you guessed it–low-carb, but also high in lean protein, delivering 40 grams of protein in one serving! Tuna is also a good source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and is generally a lower-mercury fish. Tip: If you don’t finish your plate you can refrigerate leftover tuna and use it in a tuna salad.

under 20 mins
lunch dinner

Ingredients for servings

    Tuna Steaks

  • 2 large garlic cloves minced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 or 0.5 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 0.25 teaspoon salt

  • 0.125 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 tuna steaks 6 ounces each, each 1

  • 1 or 0.5 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley or basil


  • In a large, heavy nonstick skillet, cook the garlic in 1 tablespoon of the oil over very low heat, until the garlic’s aroma is apparent, 30 to 60 seconds, stirring. Immediately add the vinegar, 0.125 teaspoon of the salt, and half of the pepper. Remove to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm.

  • Season the fish with the remaining 0.125 teaspoon salt and the remaining pepper. Heat the remaining 1.5 teaspoon oil in the same skillet over medium heat.

  • Add the fish and cook until browned on the first side, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and cook until the fish is just opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Serve topped with the garlic sauce and parsley or basil

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