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Friday, February 27, 2009

Seared Tuna with Avocado and Cilantro-Orange Broccoli Slaw

The tuna recipe is from Tyler Florence, one of my faves. The slaw is loosely adapted from a number of recipes I looked at.

Seared Tuna with Avocado and Cilantro Sauce
1 piece of sushi grade tuna (large enough for 2 people)
Leaves from about 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
1/3 c. soy sauce
Juice of two limes
3 tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced

Whisk together cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, lime juice and 1 tbsp. olive oil. Set aside.

Generously season the fish with salt and pepper.

Heat remaining oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Place the tuna in the hot oil and sear for 1-2 minutes on each side. Pour half of the cilantro sauce over the fish.

Fan half of the avocado slices on each of two plates. Slice fish and lay slices on top of the avocado. Pour the remaining sauce over the top.

Cilantro-Orange Broccoli Slaw
1 package broccoli slaw mix
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 orange, peeled, segmented and cut into bite sized chunks
4 tbsp. cilantro leaves, chopped
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
2 tsp. sesame oil.

Toss ingredients together and serve.

1 comment:

Angie said...

RYC: YES! Kerrygold! I can't find it over here in the 'hood. For some of these recipes I'd wanted to use the ingredients they suggested but couldn't get them. Where have you found it?