The science is clear: fish-eating populations have less heart disease and tend to live longer lives. Perhaps it’s because fish is leaner (lower in artery-clogging saturated fat) than other types of animal protein. Also, fatty fish contains the super-heart-healthy omega-3 fats: EPA and DHA. Aim to get in this type of fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, halibut, herring, mackerel) at least twice a week.

Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 1 tuna steak)

2 tuna steaks (6 ounces each)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ cup apricot jam
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Fresh lemon wedges, for garnish

Preheat grill (medium-high heat) or broiler. Season tuna steaks with salt and pepper. Combine jam and mustard in a small bowl. Baste fish with half the jam mixture. Place tuna on grill. Cook for 5 minutes, flip, and spread with remaining jam mixture. Grill on the other side until center is slightly pink, about 5 more minutes. Garnish with fresh lemon slices.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 tuna steak):
Calories: 343, Fat: 8 g, Cholesterol: 64 mg, Sodium: 760 mg,
Carbohydrate: 26 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 25 g, Protein: 40 g

Recipe Source: An excerpt from the book Cholesterol Down by Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN; To learn more about this book please visit

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