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Pan-Grilled Thai Tuna Salad

Pan-Grilled Thai Tuna Salad
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
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2 servings

Plan a festive, colorful dinner of lightly-seared tuna steaks in about ten minutes.

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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  3. 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.

Cook's Notes

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