Grilled Tuna with Cilantro-Avocado Butter

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 2
Grilled Tuna with Cilantro-Avocado Butter

Ingredients

Butter

1
medium avocado
1
tablespoon butter, softened
2
teaspoons lime juice
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro

Tuna

1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1/2
teaspoon cumin
2
(4 to 6-oz.) fresh tuna steaks

Steps

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  • 1
    Cut avocado in half lengthwise; remove pit. Peel avocado halves. Place 1 avocado half, butter and 1 teaspoon of the lime juice in food processor bowl with metal blade; process until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Stir in cilantro. Shape mixture into log or place in small dish; cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Brush remaining avocado half with remaining teaspoon lime juice; set aside.
  • 2
    Heat grill. In small bowl, combine chili powder, garlic salt and cumin; mix well. Rub mixture on both sides of each tuna steak. When ready to grill, carefully oil grill rack. Place tuna on gas grill over medium-low heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium-low coals. Cook 10 to 14 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork, turning once or twice.
  • 3
    Serve tuna with cilantro-avocado butter. Cut remaining avocado half into lengthwise slices; serve with tuna.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • To broil tuna, place on oiled broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide, turning once or twice.
  • Salmon or halibut steaks can be used in place of the tuna.
  • Tuna is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, and avocado is high in monounsaturated fat. Both food components may help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • A blender can be used instead of the food processor. Combine the ingredients as directed; cover and blend until smooth.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
46%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
610mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
1g
Protein
42g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 6 Very Lean Meat; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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