Peruvian Style White Beans with Marinated Seared Tuna

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Marinated seared tuna with a robust casserole of white beans – a healthy dish with exciting Latin flavors in every bite.




  1. Cook The Dried Beans (if using): Put the beans, onion and salt in a medium pot. Fill the pot halfway with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat and simmer beans, covered, for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, till just tender. Drain water, discard onion, and set beans aside.
  2. Marinate The Tuna: In a small bowl combine garlic, lime juice, olive oil, salt, cumin and cayenne. Place tuna steaks in a flat dish with sides. Pour marinade over tuna and turn steaks to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge to marinate for 15 to 30 minutes, while you prepare the sauce.
  3. Make The Sauce for The Beans: Heat olive oil in a large sauté over medium heat. Add peppers and garlic and sauté, stirring, for about a minute, till garlic starts to turn golden. Add red onion, cumin and salt. Cook, stirring, about 3 minutes, till onion softens. Add cilantro, vinegar and water and cook for 2 minutes. Add the drained beans (freshly cooked or canned) to the pan and gently stir to combine with the sauce. Turn heat down and simmer till beans are heated through, about 5 minutes. Divide the beans among four plates.
  4. Sear the tuna: put 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large sauté pan over high heat till very hot but not smoking. Remove tuna from marinade and scrape off some of the excess marinade. Place the four steaks in the pan. You should hear a good sizzle. Sear the steaks for 1 minute per side. Plate tuna steaks on top of the beans. Enjoy!