Ahi Tuna Tacos with Mango Salsa

I had this dish at a local restaurant and it as another one that was so good that I had to make it the next night at home. Buying and cooking ahi tuna was intimidating, because I was worried about preparing raw fish, but apparently ahi tuna is almost always cooked rare because the texture of raw tuna is better than cooked tuna. If you Google ahi tuna recipes they all say to sear for 1-2 minutes per side so that made me feel way better. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

Ahi Tuna Tacos and Mango Salsa
Prep time: 10-20 minutes
Cook time: 2-4 minutes
Serves 2

2 ahi tuna steaks*
2 tbsp sesame seeds (white or black or both)
Oil for searing
3 cups coleslaw mix
2 mangoes, diced
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup red pepper, diced
1 jalapeño pepper, diced
1 green onion, diced
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 avocado, sliced
Soft taco shells**

Toss together half of the mangoes, cilantro, red pepper, jalapeño, green onion, lime juice and lemon juice. Set aside.

In a food processor, blend other half of mangoes, olive oil, and rice vinegar. Toss with coleslaw mix and set aside.

Cover outside of ahi tuna steaks with sesame seeds. Heat oil in frying pan over medium high heat; when pan is hot, add ahi tuna and sear 1-2 minutes each side. Centre should be 74F. Remove from pan and slice.

Layer in taco shell coleslaw mix, avocado slices, ahi tuna slices and top with mango salsa. Serve and enjoy!

*I bought my ahi tuna steaks from a local Asian food market, frozen.

**To make gluten free, use corn tortillas.

ahi tuna tacos

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3 thoughts on “Ahi Tuna Tacos with Mango Salsa

  1. Salsa has the advantage of being a salad, sauce and relish all in
    one. I love salsa recipe and dance both :P. What about you?

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