This is a great recipe and good for entertaining. Simple and quick to make with a kick of flavor from the salsa. The brown sugar/lime juice on the fish gives it a nice color and a hint of flavor. I only seared the tuna for 1 minute per side and that was plenty for rare to medium rare which is how we like tuna.
Grilled Tuna with Avocado Salsa
Serve with tortilla chips and a margarita for a festive summer meal.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 tuna steak and 1/4 cup salsa)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 293
- Calories from fat: 29%
- Fat: 9.6g
- Saturated fat: 1.7g
- Monounsaturated fat: 5.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
- Protein: 41.3g
- Carbohydrate: 10.8g
- Fiber: 3.1g
- Cholesterol: 77mg
- Iron: 2.1mg
- Sodium: 366mg
- Calcium: 40mg
- 4 (6-ounce) yellowfin tuna steaks (about 3/4 inch thick)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup chopped tomato
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 diced peeled avocado
- 1 jalapeÃ±o pepper, seeded and chopped
- Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat.
- Sprinkle fish with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Combine the sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons juice; spread evenly over fish. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish to pan, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
- While fish cooks, combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 tablespoons juice, tomato, cilantro, avocado, and jalapeño, tossing gently. Serve fish with salsa.
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