Mexican-Inspired Tuna and Cauliflower Tacos with Peanut Sauce

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What Started it all:
canned fish (tuna, sardines), Cauliflower, peanut butter, sous vide

This unique and flavorful recipe combines the savory taste of canned fish, the mild sweetness of cauliflower, and the creamy richness of peanut butter. Using sous vide techniques ensures that the cauliflower is perfectly cooked and retains its nutrients. These tacos are a fun and delicious way to enjoy a fusion of Mexican and global flavors!


  • 2 cans of tuna (or sardines, drained)
  • 1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Lime wedges (for serving)


  1. Preheat your sous vide water bath to 185°F (85°C).
  2. Place cauliflower florets in a vacuum-seal bag or a resealable plastic bag using the water displacement method.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of chili powder.
  4. Seal the bag and submerge it in the water bath.
  5. Cook for 1 hour until tender.
  6. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, honey, minced garlic, and a pinch of chili powder.
  7. Mix until smooth and set aside.
  8. Drain the canned tuna or sardines and place them in a mixing bowl.
  9. Add cumin, remaining chili powder, salt, and pepper to taste.
  10. Mix well to combine.
  11. Warm the corn tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 30 seconds on each side.
  12. Once the cauliflower is done, remove it from the bag and let it cool slightly.
  13. Roughly chop the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.
  14. Spread a thin layer of peanut sauce on each tortilla.
  15. Add a generous spoonful of the seasoned tuna.
  16. Top with chopped cauliflower.
  17. Garnish the tacos with fresh cilantro.
  18. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

These Mexican-inspired tuna and cauliflower tacos with peanut sauce are a delightful fusion of flavors and textures. The sous vide cauliflower ensures perfect tenderness, while the peanut sauce adds a rich and creamy element. Enjoy these tacos as a unique and satisfying meal that brings a touch of culinary adventure to your table!

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