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  • María Fernanda López

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna (Paleo & Keto)

Ahi tuna for the win! A high protein and nutrient dense fish that's just hits the spot no matter the season. A keto friendly seafood dinner with all the flavor, and the best part is that it's also nutrient dense, simply unbeatable.

No matter the occasion, this recipe is perfect for it. This recipe is super easy to make and just perfect for those meal prep days, dinner dates, even brunches! It's just so good!

About this Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna:

This recipe is super comforting and we are actually using some crispy salmon skin (yes!) and sesame seeds... crispy heaven! So this is a nutrient dense recipe; high in protein, fats such as omega-3's from the salmon, sesame seeds and ahi tuna.

A low carb, comforting and gluten free CRISPY ahi tuna, no gluten and high protein recipe. We are adding some cheese, cheesy factor and some calcium and vitamin D. And did you know that sea food is also a great source of vitamin D? Plus the omega-3's

What's in this Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna?

Well, besides the sesame seeds and salmon we are using some egg whites to stick things together, and tuna of course... key ingredients and if you think about it, besides a delicious combination is also nutrient dense. No oils, no sugars or gluten.

Seafood is great protein option to add into your lifestyle! As a nutritionist I know that healthy eating should be sustainable and convenient without sacrificing any taste.

Protein can be super versatile; this comforting recipe for example, these other of my own recipes:

Check for your ingredients! I believe that it's so important to get quality ingredients no matter what type of lifestyle you follow or live by. When it comes to animal products I recommend getting, sustainable sourced fish, grass-fed and pastured raised whenever it's possible; that also means that animals were more likely to be treated better.

Overall, these are the ingredients needed for this Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna:

This is a nutrient dense scone! This ahi tuna recipe is just perfect as a dinner or lunch? Pair this with some veggies extra eggs and YUM! You can use pork panko or crushed paleo/low carb crackers for that crispy topping.

Key Ingredients in this Recipe:

Okay, so what makes this recipe is the sesame seeds, the crispy salmon skin, tuna! The dream team here that it's just major GOALS.

And for spices, adding real salt, and pepper really amps up any taste and aroma to the recipes; a must and another sneaky way to get some micronutrients such as minerals from the sea salt.

The full instructions and ingredient list is listed below. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of fiber, nutrients and flavor!

Overall this recipe is:

  • Low Carb

  • Keto

  • Gluten Free

  • Quick and Easy

  • Meal Prep Friendly

  • Delicious!

The end result

A delicious and flavorful ahi tuna steak recipe, super fun, flavorful, crispy and comforting. The touch of the sesame seeds add such a nice twist to the recipe just to keep things low carb, add a different flavor and to skip any type of flour... plus who doesn't love crispy recipe?

I enjoyed mine for dinner or lunch, with some extra protein maybe or hot sauce too, this part is up to you! Even alone is amazing.

Not boring or complicated! This are a great lunch for kids and grown ups. Pro tip: You can have them ready for meal preps in the fridge too!

This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and super fresh, great for a brunch, lunch and even a dinner. This recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple ingredients!

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With love,



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Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna

By María Fernanda López

Serves 2 servings


  • 2 ahi tuna steaks

  • 1 bag of Good Fish Crispy Salmon Skin (PURELYHL10 for discount)

  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp of real salt

  • 1 tbsp of sesame seeds

  • 1/3 up of egg whites


  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.

  2. Blend the salmon skins, leave some for toppings.

  3. Mix the seasonings with, and egg whites.

  4. Dip the ahi tuna into the egg whites and then into the crushed salmon skin.

  5. Top with sesame seeds.

  6. Bake for 18 minutes.

  7. Serve with veggie and enjoy!



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