As you all know I love avocados and have been known to ramble on and on about my infatuation with their taste, many health benefits and versatility. So like any good love affair it is important to keep the spark alive by finding ways to keep things fresh and exciting and my Wasabi Guacomole is something I am currently getting it on with.
My idea for for Wasabi Guacamole was inspired by another food item that I have had a crush on, wasabi. It is my never ending quest to figure out a way to enjoy wasabi with something other than sushi. And, okay, I don’t know if I can legally call it guacamole since other than mushed up avocado it has nothing in common with the Mexican version. But it does have the same spirit and essence of our south of the border cousin and at the end of the day aren’t we one world after all.
Wasabi is often referred to as Japanese horseradish and packs heat similar to that of hot mustard. There are two convenient ways to buy wasabi in either paste or powder form. I keep both in stock but for this recipe I prefer the paste version.
I serve this dish with a simple stir fry of waterchestnuts, bok choy and scallions or on a bed of greens tossed with a dressing made of wheat free soy sauce, rice vinegar and toasted sesame oil.
With anything you love in your life it is important to not fall into a rut or routine. Remember to shake things up a bit and try something new. When it comes to avocados try to add some wasabi. When it comes to your love life try to add some other form of heat.
Just draw the line at naked sushi. There isn’t enough wasabi in the world to make that hot.
Grilled Tuna with Wasabi Guacomole
- Two 6 oz Tuna Steaks
- One Ripe Avocado
- One tsp Wasabi Paste (or more if you like more heat)
- 1 quarter to 1/2 of a lime to squeeze into guac
Halve your avocado and remove pit. Using a spoon scoop out the avocado flesh into a small bowl.
Using a fork mush avocado until chunky.
Add wasabi paste, first quarter of lime juice and combine evenly. Add more wasabi and/or juice to your liking.
Spray grill pan with olive oil spray to coat. Heat grill pan until almost smoking.
Lightly Salt & Pepper your tuna steaks and place on grill pan. Depending on thickness sear for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and place on plate.
Top with Wasabi Guacamole.