Seared Tuna with Mango Salsa
  • Cooking Time: 40 min.
  • Servings: 2
  • 2 Tablespoons good olive oil, plus extra for searing
  • 1 1/2 cups diced yellow onions (2 onions)
  • 2 teaspoons peeled, minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 ripe mangos, peeled, seeded and small diced
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teapoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeno pepper to taste (1 pepper) *I leave this out.
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tuna steaks
  1. Saute the olive oil, and ginger in a large saute pan over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add the mangos, reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 more minutes. Add the orange juice, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, and jalapeno; cook for 10 more minutes, until orange juice is reduced, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and add the mint. Serve warm at room temperature, or chilled.
  2. Heat a saute pan over high heat for 5 minutes until very hot. Season the tuna liberally with salt and pepper. When the pan is very hot, add a drizzle fo olive oil and then the tuna steaks. Sear for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until the outside is browned, but the inside is very rare.
  3. Serve the tuna on top of the mago salsa and enjoy!
  4. **for those that lives in So.CA. I go to Gelson's to buy the fresh tuna. You may also try Whole Foods Market.
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