Tropical Tuna Salad Supper
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- 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
- 2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons lime zest
- 2 limes, juice of
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for drizzling
- 1 garlic clove, grated
- one 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 mango, cut into small cubes
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into cubes
- 2 small red chilies, seeded and thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 English cucumber, cut into cubes (I used a regular cucumber)
- 1 red onion, cut into small cubes (I just used 2 green onions to make it more mild)
- 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
- 1⁄2 cup mandarin orange segments
- 1 avocado, cubed (this is my addition to the recipe and it's great)
- 4 ahi tuna steaks, . cut into bite-size cubes (2-3/4 pounds)
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄4 cup snipped fresh chives
- toasted sesame seeds (to garnish)
- plantain chips, for garnish
- In a salad bowl, whisk together the marmalade, tamari sauce, honey, lime peel, lime juice and hot sauce.
- Whisk in the oil. Stir in the garlic, ginger and sesame oil.
- Add the mango, bell pepper, chiles, cucumber, onion, edamame and orange (and avocado if using it).
- In a large skillet, heat a drizzle of oil over medium-high heat. Season the tuna with salt )I used seasoning salt) and pepper. Add to the pan and cook, turning, until just browned, about 3 minutes.
- Sprinkle the chives on top. Add the tuna to the salad and toss gently.
- Top with the sesame seeds and serve with the plantain chips.
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Wowsa! This was such a fun and delicious recipe! I did end up over-cooking my tuna, but my family didn't want it rare in the center. The flavors in the dressing are excellent! I especially loved the mandarin oranges, avocado and edamame in this recipe. The only change I would personally make next time would be to use a little less of the marinade/sauce amounts. Thanks for a yummy treat! Made during ZWT7 for my Golden Gourmets team.
Recipe from Rachael Ray magazine (from this summer). WOW was this a fun and tasty dinner. . .so different from the usual meat and potatoes! Do NOT skip the oranges or mango (actually I had to skip the mango due to an allergy) because the sweet really pulls this dish together. I actually added a few fresh squeezes of orange juice to the dressing and would do that again. I also just seared my small tuna steaks whole and then sliced them to assure they stayed rare. YUMMO! This is so pretty on the plate!