This is my wife’s favorite salad ever. Looking to win some brownie points with your wife? SERIOUSLY BRO. MAKE THIS.
I have learned that people are often intimidated by the thought of cooking fish because it is easy to dry out. But let’s look at the bright side here– fast cook time! I am a big fan of cooking fish because it is a delicious and versitile lean protein. Ahi Tuna is light, bright and extremely fresh when purchased from the right place. In this recipe, we are just going for a quick sear to lock in all of the natural flavor and moisture in the fish, as well as add in a few seasonings of my own to give the dish a little bit of an Asian flair.
I purchased these tuna steaks from my local Sprouts, which has never done me wrong! But be aware of the quality of fish you are buying, it will make a difference when cooking and you will taste the difference when eating.
Quick Tip: cook your fish fresh out of the fridge so it hangs onto all of its natural moisture, if you let it get to room temp a lot of that will leak while cooking.
Enjoy and eat your Hartt out!
- 2 (8 ounce) ahi tuna steaks
- 1.5 tbsp old bay
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp Tajin
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- ½ cucumber, sliced
- 1 mandarin orange, sliced
- ½ cup edamame
- 1 cup white rice, cooked
- In a medium mixing bowl combine old bay, sea salt, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, train and ground ginger.
- Remove tuna steaks from packaging and place on a clean surface. Evenly coat both sides of the tuna with the seasoning mixture.
- Heat a skillet on high add a dash of oil.
- Place tuna steaks in the skillet for 1.5 minutes on each side and immediately remove from heat. Set aside to rest while assembling salad.
- Wash romaine lettuce with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. Chop lettuce, cucumber and mandarin oranges into bite sized pieces and add into two medium size bowls.
- Add additional toppings of choice; white rice, edamame, sliced avocado, sesame seeds.
- Slice seared ahi tuna and place onto of the bowl, top with dressing of choice and serve.
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