Sesame Tuna and Mint Pea Mash

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Summer is here, finally!!  Right now, fresh fish is on sale all over the place.  Because fish can get expensive I tend to shop around and buy whatever is on sale and figure out different ways of pairing the fish with fruits and veggies. As you know, I love my fruit salsa’s with fish but I wanted to try something different.  I remember hating peas as a kid but in my adult-life I’ve grown to actually love them.   Normally, I eat peas just plain as is but I’m on this mint kick and was curious to know what would happen if I blended mint and peas together.  Don’t knock it til you try it!   Made great flavoring to go with the tuna.  Going to be my new summer favorite!  This meal was very easy, quick and of course delicious!  If you’re looking for a perfect summer dish that is loaded with protein and tons of micronutrients  – here’s your meal!  Enjoy!

Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1 Tuna Steak
  • 1 Cup Peas (frozen)
  • 1/4 Cup Diced Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Grass fed Butter (recommend Kerrygold)
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
  • Salt/Pepper/Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Lemon

Directions:

Tuna Steak 

  1. Turn your grill on medium heat and let heat up for about 5 minutes.
  2. Coat the tuna steak in olive oil, salt, pepper and sesame seeds. I recommend you get your hands a little dirty and rub the seeds all around the tuna steak to ensure you’re getting equal coverage of the seeds.
  3. Once the grill is hot, place the steak on the grill.  If you like your steak rare, cook 4 mins on each side.  Medium, 5-6 mins on each side.  Well done, 8 mins on each side.  **cooking time also depends on the thickness of the steak**.

Mint Pea Mash

  1. Measure 1 cup of peas and coat in a sauce pan with water.
  2. Place on high heat and bring to a boil.  Let them boil for 2-3 minutes and drain.
  3. Using a masher (if you don’t have one you can use a fork), mash your pees until they are about 1/2 mashed.
  4. Add the butter and stir.
  5. Add the fresh finely dished mint leaves and mix together.
  6. Squeeze fresh lemon juice and stir.
  7. Place the mash peas on a plate and top with the tuna steak.  Add additional lemon juice to the top of the steak and dive in!!

Optional: You can top the steak and mash pea with avocado oil to give it a little bit more delicious flavoring!

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