Seared Tuna with Avocado, Mango & a Honey Soy Lime dipping sauce

20 Aug

tuna avo mango

Easy & quick- this is an insanely tasty creation. This recipe was inspired by many sushi meals– and one particular Ahi tuna salad at Aspen bakery. They rested quick-seared tuna on some greens- that were drizzled with honey, lime & orange zest. So ya know, i took it up a notch. That’s how we do.
a snacko backo recipe:

1 tuna steak (half pound – or a bit smaller per person)- sushi grade if possible

olive oil
salt and pepper (if you have a big crusty salt- like a maldon- that is what gives a beautiful crust)
dipping sauce:
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp honey
juice of 1/2 lime
with rice or over greens/salad. (I have decided instead of making rice– way easier to pick up a carton of sticky rice from the thai place on my corner. )
wasabi & pickled ginger (can get from grocery store- either in jar- or sushi counter if available) If no pickled ginger- could also put some finely minced ginger into the dipping sauce but would give a  stronger bite.
garnish w. lime and orange zest (for long zest strips- take a vegetable peeler- get one strip- then cut into tiny lines).
1) chop avo & mango- toss in small bowl, set aside. in a separate little bowl- whisk all dipping sauce ingredients together
2) Take a stainless steel pan. Coat w. olive oil. Heat on med-high. Take tuna- wash, pat dry. Very generously sprinkle salt and pepper- gently press in with finger tips [i like to do one side- and do the second side while on the heat]. Once oil is very hot- put down tuna. Cook 2 mins (applying s&p verso if needed). Flip. Cook 2 more minutes. If you bought ahi-grade- you are done. Take off and eat. I bought mine from whole foods- so was unsure about the raw-factor. So (after taking the pic) I quickly picked up with tongs- and seared- only for a hot second (pun intended) along each side/edge.

2 Responses to “Seared Tuna with Avocado, Mango & a Honey Soy Lime dipping sauce”

  1. Anonymous August 20, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    TUNA? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!! – andrew bernard


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