Atkins Friendly Pepper Tuna Steak with a Spicy Mustard Mayo sauce

Pepper Tuna Steak with a Spicy Mustard Mayo sauce


  • 2-4 tuna steaks
  • ½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Sauce Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons spicy mustard
  • ¼ tablespoon cayenne

Step 1. The best way to prepare the tuna steak is on a BBQ grill. If using a BBQ grill, wrap the tuna steaks individually in tinfoil wrapping. Sprinkle pepper and salt evenly on one side. Place each wrapped steak on the BBQ and close lid.

If a BBQ grill is not available, use a frying pan and a non flavored oil to grill the steaks. Do not put steaks into cold oil. Always heat the oil and then add the tuna steaks, so a good sear will be obtained. Use a medium heat and season only one side of steaks with pepper and sea salt.

A great side dish for the rest of the family, not the Atkins Diet follower, is grilled corn. If a BBQ is being used to prepare this dish, throw some loose corn in a pocket of tinfoil and toss it on the grill alongside the tuna steaks. The BBQ will give a southwestern sear to the corn which completes this dish nicely. Atkins followers can even have a very small amount of corn if they haven’t consumed other carbohydrates during the day.

Sauce Directions
Simply mix the mayonnaise, mustard and cayenne pepper in a bowl. This is to be used as a side sauce. Therefore, if there is not enough to go around, increase the recipe by taste. The cayenne pepper is optional but will add a warm heat to this tangy sauce.

I often forget about how wonderful seafood is for dieting. I am especially grateful for this really healthy option while I’m on the Atkins diet. All kids love tuna fish sandwiches and so this recipe is like a tuna fish sandwich without the bread and a little more sophisticated. My kids, being extremely picky eaters, loved this dish after I made that explanation to them. The first time I made this dish was for a romantic dinner with my husband. He absolutely loved it!

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