{Recipe} Sesame Teriyaki Crusted Tuna with Wasabi Mashed Cauliflower

I’m not one to post recipes too often because, truthfully, my recipes typically aren’t something special.  They are simple smoothie recipes, or what I combined my eggs with this time.  But, last night I assisted Josh (ever so slightly) in the kitchen and just had to share this easy peasy but delicious recipe with you guys.  So let’s get started.

For the Wasabi Mashed Cauliflower you will need…

1 Head Cauliflower
1 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese
3 Tbsp Cream Cheese
1 heaping Tbsp Wasabi paste
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
Salt and pepper

Start by breaking up your head of cauliflower into florets.  Place into a deep pot of boiling water and cook for about 12-15 minutes or until tender.  The next few steps are very important… drain the cauliflower thoroughly in a strainer.  Then place two paper towels at the bottom of a bowl and pour drained cauliflower over the paper towels.  Then place a paper towel on top of the cauliflower and slightly push down.  Set the timer for 5 minutes and let the cauliflower continue to dry out.

Mashed Cauliflower Drain

If you skip these steps your cauliflower will be watery which is just blech!  Moving on!  Place your cauliflower in a blender or food processor.  Add in the rest of your ingredients.

Wasabi Mashed Cauliflower

Process or blend until creamy.  Taste, and add seasonings or more wasabi depending on your preferences.

For the Tuna you will need…

2 Tuna Steaks
Sesame Oil
Victoria Sesame Teriyaki Seasoning
Victoria Toasted Sesame Ginger Seasoning

Pour equal parts Victoria Sesame Teriyaki Seasoning and Victoria Toasted Sesame Ginger Seasoning onto a paper plate.

Victoria Seasonings

Pat tuna steaks dry with a paper towels and then brush them all over with sesame oil.  Place tuna steaks on paper plate with seasonings and be sure to generously coat them completely.  Next you want to sear the tuna so make sure your pan is extremely hot and over high heat.  You will sear the tuna steaks for two to three minutes on each side.

On the side we had green beans which we cooked in soy sauce and garlic, and cole slaw which we dressed with olive oil, red wine vinegar and soy sauce.

Forgive me for the lack of pictures!  I had no idea this recipe would turn out so wonderfully but it was absolutely delicious.

Sesame Teriyaki Crusted Tuna with Wasabi Mashed Cauliflower

And our plating could have been better but this is real life for you guys 😉 .

Other stuff from yesterday…

I figured I’d share a little bit of my day from yesterday while I was here :) .  I drove in the snow!!!  Josh and I went to Chipotle for lunch and it started snowing (heavily for this southern gal) and we had driven two separate cars because we were splitting up grocery shopping.

Snow

I survived!  For my workout I went with PiYo Buns and am definitely feeling it today.

PiYo Buns

I’m also happy to say I didn’t skip a beat this time around.  I can feel myself getting stronger which I absolutely love.  Jen Widerstrom responded me my Instagram shout out from yesterday!!!

Jen Widerstrom Instagram Response

And I refuse to believe it was her publicist…it was obviously her 😉 .  And for dessert I went with Chocolate Shakeology made with unsweetened almond milk, 1 Tbsp peanut butter and ice.

Chocolate Shakeology with Almond Milk and Peanut Butter

And that pretty much sums up my day.

So tell me…