~*Tuna Mankouche …

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day… Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”… Show him how to prepare fish in the healthiest way, and you’ll snap up his attention till the end of time… Grilling and flavoring a Tuna filet Mankoushe is a very healthy and yet simple way of forming a balanced lunch in an ambrosial dish!

Ingredients (for 6 persons):

Large tuna fish (balamida in Arabic)

Olive oil

Thyme and sesame (zaatar)

Salt and white pepper

Method of preparation:

  1. Clean and cut the fish into medium sized fillets
  2. In a small bowl mix the zaatar with olive oil
  3. Salt and pepper each fillet
  4. Dip each fillet in the zaatar mixture and directly display on the grill
  5. Grill for 15 to 20 minutes or until the tuna is cooked
  6. Serve in a dish with salad two tablespoons of hummus and grilled vegetables!


The dense and meaty flavor and texture of fresh tuna in addition to its nutritious benefits make out of it a crucial fish!

It is an excellent source of high quality protein, and includes essential nutrients such as the minerals: selenium, magnesium, and potassium; the B vitamins niacin, B1 and B6; and perhaps most importantly, the beneficial omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Enjoying a grilled Tuna filet twice per week may help raise omega-3 levels and procure you a sense of well-being!

Dietitian Nicole Maftoum












Chez Maguy Restaurant – Batroun/Lebanon

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