Hawaiian Tuna Steaks with Mango Salsa

Hawaiian Tuna Steaks with Mango Salsa
Cook / Prep Time: 1hr or more

Our lovely neighbor, Kin's Farm has been bringing in the juiciest and sweetest mangoes lately, so i thought we should do a simple dish with mango.  This recipe is very easy, great for entertaining guests because you can prepare the tuna and salsa ahead of time.  - Jen

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
4 tuna steaks - around 1/2 lb per person
1 fresh mango - peeled, pitted, and chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 Spanish onion, finely chopped
1 green onion, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
coarse black pepper

  • Rub the tuna steaks with 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil. Cover the entire steak with coarse black pepper. Set aside for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Combine the mango, bell pepper, Spanish onion, green onion, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper in a bowl; stir. Add the lime juice and 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil and toss to combine. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat. Gently lay the tuna steaks into the hot oil. Cook the tuna on one side for 2 minutes; Lay the tuna with the uncooked side down into the skillet and cook another 2 minutes; remove from heat immediately.
  • Spoon about 1/2 cup of the mango salsa onto each of 4 plates. Lay the tuna steaks atop the salsa and serve immediately.

*newsletter February ‘10

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