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Tuna Tataki

This is one of my favorite dinners to order out, and I had no idea how quick and easy it was to make at home! This has become an ovulatory staple for me because it takes 15 minutes, and then I have a high-protein and delicious meal. Or if I'm trying to impress my friends, I'll make this for them when they come over!

Ingredients for your ovulatory phase: tuna and sesame seeds. During the ovulatory phase, estrogen and testosterone surge, so you want to eat foods that help your body balance out the spike in estrogen and support the heart.

Tuna is high in omega-3s which is great during ovulation because it boosts mood, busts stress, and is anti-inflammatory. Higher levels can help with acne, fibroids, breast tenderness, PCOS, and acne! It is also high in vitamin D which can increase FSH sensitivity and increase progesterone production, which is important if you’re trying to conceive!

Sesame seeds are high in vitamin E. Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant, and also has been shown to increase the luteal blood flow which lengthens the time of your luteal phase.


Tuna Tataki

Serves: 2 Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes



The Tuna Steak

  • 16 oz ahi tuna steak, sushi grade

  • ⅛ cup white sesame seeds

  • ⅛ cup black sesame seeds

  • 1 ½ Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped

  • Scallions to serve

  • Jalapeños to serve

The Sauce

  • 1 ½ Tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 2 Tbsp orange juice

  • 1 tsp ginger, grated

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 0.5 lemon, squeezed


  1. Start by making the sauce. Mix all ingredients into a small bowl, then set aside.

  2. On a plate or tray, mix the sesame seeds. Place your ahi tuna steak(s) on the sesame seed, gently pressing down so that the seeds stick. Repeat on all sides of the steak until it is fully covered.

  3. Heat up olive oil and sesame oil on a skillet over medium-high heat. Add in your thinly chopped garlic clove, cooking until it becomes golden brown. Once golden, remove and set aside.

  4. On the same skillet, add your ahi tuna steak. Sear for 20 seconds on each side, then remove from the heat.

  5. Thinly slice the tuna steak, dividing it onto two plates. Drizzle the sauce on top, and season with the golden brown garlic bits, diced scallions, and sliced jalapeños.


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