Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Seared Ahi Tuna Tacos

Ahi Tuna steaks were on sale at my favorite grocery store, Sprouts, and so I decided to buy some for dinner the other night. Instead of making a typical Seared ahi tuna dish, I decided to make some fancy fish tacos. I created the coleslaw and sauce and got some guidance for seasoning the tuna steaks. They turned out absolutely delicious and the cole slaw I created really made the tacos. Very good.

Cole Slaw:
1/3 of a head of cabbage, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped (leaves only)
1/2 Habanero pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 firm roma tomato, chopped
2 tsp lemon juice

2 tbsp sour cream
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp jalapeno hot sauce
sprinkle of lemon juice

1 lb. of Ahi Tuna steaks
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp peppercorns, grinded

Corn tortillas, cooked
Mexican blend cheeses, grated
lemons, sliced

1. Prepare the cole slaw mix first by combining all the ingredients together in a medium sized bowl: cabbage, red onion, cilantro, Habanero pepper, tomato, and lemon juice. Mix ingredients well so that ingredients are evenly spread out. Set Aside.
2. Next prepare the sauce by combining all the ingredients in a small bowl: sour cream, cayenne pepper, garlic salt, jalapeno hot sauce, lemon juice. Blend well so flavors are evenly spread out. Set aside in the refrigerator.
3. Now to prepare the fish; Season the ahi tuna steaks with the salt and cayenne pepper, rub ingredients into the fish. Next, melt the butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the peppercorns in the butter for about 3 minutes. Gently place the seasoned tuna into the skillet and cook to desired doneness, 2 minutes per side for seared. Once cooked to your desired likeness, remove from heat immediately and set aside. Slice the tuna into 1 inch pieces.
4. Now take your cooked corn tortillas and top with tuna, cole slaw, sauce, cheese, and lemon juice. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from

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