Pan-Grilled Thai Tuna Salad

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Pair with a side of crunchy rice crackers and prepare a refreshing dessert to follow the spicy salad.

Yield:

2 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 307
Fat 3 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 0.8 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 41.8 g
Carbohydrate 28.4 g
Fiber 5.2 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 398 mg
Calcium 201 mg

Ingredients

Cooking spray
2 (6-ounce) Yellowfin tuna steaks (about 1 inch thick)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 cups thinly sliced napa (Chinese) cabbage
1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
1/2 cup matchstick-cut carrots
1/3 cup presliced red onion
1 navel orange, sectioned and chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste) or Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)

Preparation

1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle fish evenly with salt and pepper. Add fish to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Transfer to a cutting board.

2. Combine cabbage and next 4 ingredients (through orange) in a large bowl. Combine sugar and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Reserve 1 tablespoon dressing. Drizzle remaining dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Divide salad mixture evenly between 2 plates. Cut each tuna steak across the grain into 1/4-inch slices; arrange over salad mixture. Drizzle 1 1/2 teaspoons reserved dressing over each serving.

For dessert: Spoon 1/2 cup coconut sorbet into each of 2 dessert bowls; top each serving with 2 tablespoons diced peeled mango and 1 tablespoon toasted flaked sweetened coconut.

Note:

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David Bonom,

March 2009