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Plantain Tuna and Tropical Salsa With Green Pea Salad

Total Time - 40 minutes / Makes 4 Servings

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare salad - 10 minutes
  • Prepare tuna recipe and serve - 30 minutes

Plantain Tuna and Tropical Salsa With Green Pea Salad

Plantain Tuna and Tropical Salsa

1 (16-ounce) jar pineapple salsa
5–6 sprigs fresh cilantro (rinsed)
1 fresh jalapeño pepper (rinsed)
1–2 papaya slices (in light syrup)
4 tuna steaks, fresh or thawed (about 1 1/2 lbs)
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 (4-ounce) bag plantain chips
2 eggs (or 1/2 cup egg substitute)
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon adobo seasoning with pepper
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


1. Place salsa in medium bowl. Chop cilantro finely. Cut jalapeño pepper in half (remove and discard seeds) and then chop one-half of pepper finely. Cut papaya into small chunks (1/2 cup). Stir all into salsa, gently, until blended; set aside.
2. Pat tuna dry to remove any moisture. Rub both sides of fish with chili powder; set aside. Wash hands.
3. Process plantain chips in food processor until texture of fine crumbs; place in shallow bowl. Place eggs in second shallow bowl; beat with fork until blended. Combine flour and adobo in third shallow bowl.
4. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Dredge tuna in flour mixture, coating evenly. Dip into eggs; remove and let excess drip off. Dredge in plantain crumbs until well coated (use fingertips to press tuna into crumbs). Wash hands.
5. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add tuna and cook 2 minutes on each side (for medium) up to 3–4 minutes on each side (for well done). Cook just until flesh is opaque and flakes easily with a fork or until desired doneness. For best flavor, do not overcook. Serve salsa over tuna.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 590kcal; FAT 25g; CHOL 180mg;
SODIUM 810mg; CARB 44g; FIBER 6g; PROTEIN 46g;
VIT A 90%; VIT C 15%; CALC 6%; IRON 20%

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Green Pea Salad

1 (10-ounce) box frozen green peas
1 lemon (rinsed)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium tomatoes (rinsed)
6–8 sprigs fresh cilantro (rinsed)
1/2 cup fresh pre-diced onions
1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Thaw peas by placing in colander under cool running water 2–3 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until thawed.
2. Squeeze juice of lemon (2 tablespoons) into medium bowl. Whisk in olive oil until well blended. Chop tomatoes finely; chop cilantro very finely. Add both to olive oil mixture.
3. Drain peas thoroughly or pat dry; add to salad. Add onions and salt; toss until well blended. Chill until ready to serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 140kcal; FAT 7g; CHOL 0mg;
SODIUM 230mg; CARB 16g; FIBER 4g; PROTEIN 5g;
VIT A 45%; VIT C 50%; CALC 4%; IRON 8%

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Add to your grocery list 2 eggs (or 1/2 cup egg substitute)

Dry Grocery
Add to your grocery list 1 tsp adobo seasoning with pepper
Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp chili powder
Add to your grocery list 5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Add to your grocery list 1/2 cup flour
Add to your grocery list 1 (16-oz) jar pineapple salsa
Add to your grocery list 1 (4-oz) bag plantain chips

Add to your grocery list 1 (10-oz) box green peas

Add to your grocery list 11-14 sprigs fresh cilantro
Add to your grocery list 1 fresh jalapeņo pepper
Add to your grocery list 1/2 cup fresh pre-diced onions
Add to your grocery list 1  lemon
Add to your grocery list 1-2 slices  papaya (in light syrup)
Add to your grocery list 2 medium tomatoes

Add to your grocery list 4 tuna steaks, fresh or frozen (1 1/2 lb)

Suggested Items
Add to your grocery list dinner rolls
Add to your grocery list rice pudding
Add to your grocery list ripe plantains

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Utensils & Cookware

  • food processor
  • large sauté pan, colander
  • 3 shallow bowls, mixing bowls
  • tongs, whisk, cooking spoons
  • knife and cutting board
  • measuring utensils
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Aprons Advice

Short on time? Make the salad using 1 1/2 cups (well drained) fresh salsa, found in the Produce department, instead of tomatoes, cilantro, onions, and salt.

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