Ahi Tuna over Crimini Mushroom “Pasta”
I came across two nice wild caught Ahi Tuna steaks on sale at the grocery store and had to think up something delicious. Some Crimini Mushrooms, a spaghetti squash and some spices later and I had the making of something BIG.
- Prep Time: 15min
- Cook Time: 15min
- Meals: 2
- 1lb Ahi Tuna steaks
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 1/2lb sliced crimini mushrooms
- 1/2 sweet onion sliced thin
- 4 cloves crushed garlic
- olive oil
- butter (not super strict paleo)
- spices(sesame seeds, sea salt, crushed black peppercorns)
Heat a pan to low heat and pour in enough olive oil to just coat the bottom of the pan. Throw in the crushed garlic for 2min and then the onions for 1min and then the sliced mushrooms. Let this all sautee until the mushrooms begin to soften.
As that is going down take your squash and stab it a few times. Here’s your chance to take out the days aggression. Throw it in the microwave and cook it for 10min or until it gives a little if you push on it. Slice it in half, remove the seeds and then scrape out the “spaghetti” with a fork. Toss the “noodles” into a pot on low heat with a healthy amount of butter (yes, I used butter and the word healthy in the same sentence…because it is silly!). Lastly toss in the mushroom and onion mixture and mix all together. Throw in some salt.
Using the same pan turn the heat up to med-high. Coat the tuna steaks with olive oil and a liberal amount of all your spices. Toss on the pan to sear. Tuna is best cooked med to med-rare so don’t get carried away. Depending on the thickness this will only take 2-3min per side.
Plate your noodles and top it off with one of the tuna steaks. I would pair this with the nicest bottle of white wine $4 can get you and call it a night. Enjoy!