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Poached Tuna Steaks


  • 6 cups water

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 8 (4 ounce) albacore tuna steaks

  • 12 kumquats – rinsed, seeded and sliced

  • 1-1/3 cups chopped fresh cilantro

Total Time: 30 min Prep: 15 min Cook: 15 min
Yield: 8 Level: easy


  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.


This recipe does not contain many non-starchy vegetables. To maximize your results, it is highly recommended that you eat at least three servings of non-starchy vegetables via a SANE side dish or green smoothie along with this main dish.