I do my best to keep dinner healthy, yet quick as I just don’t have a lot time to spend in the kitchen when I get home from work. I’m a Pescatarian. However about 80% of my meals are Vegetarian. When I do prepare seafood though, Ahi Tuna Steaks is one of my go to choices. Always peppered & pan seared. I decided to get creative this time and paired my Peppered Tuna with Avocado Mashed Potatoes. I put this meal together in about 15 minutes. With the exception of the time it took for the potatoes to boil.
What you will need…
2 Ahi Tuna Steaks
Tamari or Soy Sauce
8 golden potatoes
1 large (or 2 small) Avocados, peeled & cored
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Butter
1/4 cup milk (I used Almond Coconut Blend)
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer (optional)
Avocado Mashed Potatoes Preparation…
I used my KitchenAid Artisan with the flat beater attachment for this recipe. But a hand mixer or simple potato masher will work as well. Peel the potatoes leaving about 1/4 of the skin on. Put them in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Boil until tender. Drain the potatoes and put them in a large bowl, or into the bowl of your KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Add the Avocado, Butter and Milk. If using a mixer, start on low and beat the the potatoes for 30 seconds until slightly creamy. Or mash together with your potato masher. Season to taste with salt, pepper and True Lime Seasoning. Then beat the potatoes for another 30 seconds to mix the seasonings and remove leftover chunks. You can leave some chunks if you’d prefer. Plate the potatoes and get ready to prepare the tuna.
*The True Lime Crystallized Lime, Garlic & Cilantro Seasoning was the star of the show for me. I use it to make quick guacamole all of the time. So I knew it would work in this recipe. It gives the Avocado Mashed Potatoes a guacamole taste. And who doesn’t love Guacamole? I’m giving you the side eye (unless you’re allergic to Avocado) lol.
Wash ahi tuna steaks. Pat dry, and season both sides with sea salt and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper. Heat the olive oil in a grill pan (or pan of choice). Then add the tuna steaks, searing for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. It’s important not to overcook the tuna or you’ll end up with the stuff in the can. The tuna should be mostly raw in the middle and seared just on the outside. Plate the tuna steaks with the potatoes. And drizzle with Tamari or Soy Sauce. Enjoy!