Grilled Tuna with Chipotle Ponzu and Avocado Salsa

Here is a great example of how bold Asian and Latin flavors work well together. Orange and lime juice substitute for rice vinegar, the acidic ingredient typically used in a Japanese ponzu dipping sauce. It gets a kick from the hot, smoky chipotle chiles. You can also try the ponzu with chicken.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 tuna steak, 1/2 cup rice, 1/2 cup salsa, and about 1/3 cup ponzu)
Recipe from Cooking Light

More From Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 447
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fat: 12.6g
  • Saturated fat: 2.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.1g
  • Protein: 44g
  • Carbohydrate: 37.8g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 64mg
  • Iron: 3.9mg
  • Sodium: 606mg
  • Calcium: 34mg

Ingredients

  • Ponzu:
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • Salsa:
  • 3/4 cup diced English cucumber
  • 1/2 cup diced plum tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Remaining ingredients:
  • 4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups hot cooked medium-grain rice

Preparation

  1. To prepare ponzu, place 1/2 cup orange juice and the next 5 ingredients (through 1 1/2 chipotle chiles) in a blender, and process until smooth.
  2. To prepare salsa, combine diced cucumber, tomato, avocado, and cilantro in a small bowl.
  3. Sprinkle fish with salt. Heat a large nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Cut each tuna steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Arrange sliced tuna over rice; top with salsa, and drizzle with ponzu.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Grilled Tuna with Chipotle Ponzu and Avocado Salsa Recipe at a Glance
advertisement
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

What's for Dinner Tonight?

Dinner Tonight
Get a quick and healthy dinner recipe delivered to your inbox each weekday.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy