Seared Tuna with Mango Salsa
Here is a healthy and easy tuna recipe with a mouth-watering tropical kick. Packed with plenty of lean protein and big on flavor, this seared tuna with mango salsa dish is everything your body could want.
Ingredients you will need (serving for 2):
- 1 lg ripe mango – peeled & diced
- 1 green onion – finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons cilantro – chopped
- 1 fresh jalapeno pepper – minced
- 1 1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
(mix lime juice & lemon juice in a sm saucer)
- 2 – 6 ounce fresh tuna steaks
- 4 tablespoons virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground peppercorn
Now for the fun part:
Combine your mango, green onions, cilantro and jalapeno peppers in a medium-size bowl. Next, take the saucer with the mixed lime and lemon juices and pour it over it over the mixture in the bowl. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate your mango salsa for approximately 30 minutes to allow the juices to marinate.
Now, take your tuna steaks and brush on the olive oil on both sides, and also sprinkle the sea salt and freshly ground peppercorn onto both sides.
Next, on medium-high heat a heavy skillet until it becomes very hot and place your tuna steaks into it. Cook for about 1 1/2 minutes until lightly browned or seared; then turn the steaks over to the other side and sear for the same amount of time (the total cooking time should not be more than 3 minutes). Be careful not to overcook – the tuna should be pink in the middle.
Finally, take the bowl of mango salsa that you made out of the refrigerator and spread the salsa evenly over your seared tuna. Now it’s time for some gastronomical fun!