PAN-GRILLED TUNA WITH MASHED US POTATOES in LEMON BUTTER SAUCE

PAN-GRILLED TUNA WITH MASHED US POTATOES in LEMON BUTTER SAUCE
Pan Grilled Tuna with Mashed US Potatoes 
in Lemon Butter Sauce

Hello there mommies!

Today I’m going to share with you a delicious and nutritious dinner recipe I just recently discovered. As we all know, we Filipinos are not really bent towards having mashed potatoes with our casual food. We’re big instead of having rice as staple for our meals. It’s a Filipino food culture that has been a practice since the beginning of time. And as always, changing culture can be challenging. However, we’re trying to explore other dinner staples in our household, like US potatoes. 

So today I’m going to share with you my US mashed Potatoes and pan-grilled tuna recipe. I realized that potatoes and rice are actually at par with each other when it comes to nutrient content. In fact, US Potatoes are faring above rice when it comes to vitamins and minerals. US Potatoes have more fiber compared to rice. Isn’t that cool? 

And today is an attempt to gradually switch from rice to mash potatoes as a staple for dinner. Mashed potatoes are very appetizing, it’s just retraining your mind to include it as a staple.

So let’s start cooking.

PAN-GRILLED TUNA WITH MASHED US POTATOES in LEMON BUTTER SAUCE


Ingredients:

Mash Potatoes:
2 pcs. Fresh Russet US Potatoes, peeled and quartered
¼ cup butter
1 cup milk
Salt to taste

Pan-Grilled Tuna:
200 gms. Fresh yellow fin tuna, fried cut
1 tsp. Fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Garnish:
150 gms. Young French green beans (You can use Baguio beans as substitute)
2 tbps. salted butter
Salt to taste
Fried minced garlic (there are ready to use packs in supermarkets)

Sauce:
2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Salt to taste

Instructions:

Mash Potatoes:
  1. Peel, quarter and boil US Potatoes until fork tender.
  2. When ready, drain and let it dry a little bit. 
  3. In a mixing bowl, mash potatoes until smooth.
  4. In a pan, melt butter and incorporate the milk until you achieve a smooth mixture, add in salt to taste if you’re using unsalted butter.
  5. Add the butter and milk mixture to the mashed potato and mix. Taste it along folds and add more salt if it is a little bland.


Pan-Grilled Tuna:
  1. Salt and pepper the tuna on both sides, coat in the olive oil.
  2. Heat grill-pan and add in at least 2 tbsps. of olive oil. When a drop of water dances already in the pan, slowly place the tuna. Turn it only when it is cook so that it’ll leave a nice grill mark on the fish.


Garnish:
  1. Wash and cut ends of young French beans. Let it drain completely.
  2. In a pan, melt salted butter. When melted, toss quickly baby French beans until the color gets darker. Remove from pan immediately.
  3. You can plate it directly. But for an added appeal in which my children love, I bundled the French beans with garlic chive flower sticks.


Sauce:
  1. In a warm pan melt the butter, add lemon juice and simmer a little. 
  2. Add in Worcestershire sauce to taste.
  3. Pour it over the fish or in however you wanted the sauce to take.
  4. Plate and sprinkle the fried garlic on it. 


So there you go mommies, gourmet dinner doesn’t have to be pricey, you just have to be creative. Besides, US Potatoes and fish combined are nutrition champions that’ll surely boost your family’s needed energy.

Happy Cooking!

About US POTATOES:

US potatoes are family farm grown and follow strict guidelines set by the US seed certification system to ensure that every potato product is of highest quality. U.S. Potato growers employ highly scientific techniques for monitoring soil, water content and plant nutritional needs. Once harvested, U.S. potatoes are stored in carefully designed facilities that ensure the ideal temperature, lighting, humidity and ventilation to preserve the potato’s quality.

US Potatoes are widely distributed in leading supermarkets in the Philippines. They come as fresh, frozen and dehydrated.

For more of US Potatoes and other delicious potato recipes, please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PotatoesUSAPhilippines/


More US POTATO recipes here:

US POTATOES: POWER BREAKFAST FOR YOUR POWER KIDS



4 comments

  1. Great recipe, can’t wait to try it!

    We live in Baguio so our potatoes are locally grown, we usually buy local produce to support local farmers, but no harm in trying US potatoes once in a while.😊

    But yes, we are a rice country! Haha must eat kanin or else meal feels incomplete! Hehe

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  2. Love your recipe, looks like michelin!
    Potatoes are also my food stable whenever rice isn't available.

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  3. We'll definitely try this recipe, too! Our kiddos love potatoes and tuna. Seems like a perfect meal for us. With little rice on the side, maybe. 😀

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