Tuna With Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

peasI think I’m getting a summertime cold-haven’t felt like myself for two days.  We had company over the weekend and went out to eat so I didn’t cook much of anything other than breakfast.  My little garden is growing, the snow peas are getting taller and I have more basil than I know what to do with.  There is a lot in the freezer already but I guess it won’t hurt to freeze some more.  Tomorrow after my walk I plan on picking some more prickly pear blooms so I can make more jelly.  The last batch only made two jars and I would like to be able to take some to my Daddy, Mama and Sis when we visit Houston next month.

This evening for dinner I seared some tuna, steamed some asparagus and made pasta with a cauliflower alfredo sauce.  I LOVE alfredo sauce and was worried that an ‘imposter sauce’ would be a disappointment.  Although it did not have the creamy richness of authentic alfredo sauce I liked it more than I thought I would.  I tried my best to make it as low-fat  as possible and I think I made a pretty good attempt. There are a lot of recipes for this type of sauce out there but I wanted to try it on my own. It will NEVER be as good as the real thing though-just sayin’.

For the tuna I marinated it with Korean red pepper, garlic powder, black pepper and salt the seared it on both sides leaving it pink in the middle.

For the sauce:

  • 2 cups cauliflower
  • fat-free half and half
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Steam the cauliflower until tender.  Mix in all other ingredients in blender until smooth.  I just went for taste and consistency so I did not put any measurements on the half and half or the basil, after all this was just a ‘test run’.

Have a great day! 🙂

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