Poached Tuna Steaks


Tasty albacore tuna steaks are poached in an aromatic broth. Serve with couscous.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 servings


  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 (4 ounce) albacore tuna steaks

  • 3 kumquats - rinsed, seeded and sliced

  • cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix water, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a gentle boil.

  2. Place tuna steaks into the mixture, and sprinkle with kumquats and cilantro. Cook 15 minutes, until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

148 Calories
2g Fat
6g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 20mg 100%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 618mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.