dilettante666 (dilettante666) wrote in bonvivants,

RECIPE: ENTREE: Ahi Tuna Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Over the weekend in Seattle my friend made me this dish. It should be a crime that this recipe tastes so good and so little time to make (seriously it probably took less than 15 minutes from start to finish). Perfect for impressing guests! (stolen from Food Network)

1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
12 ounces ahi (or albacore) tuna, cut into 1-inch-thick steaks
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
8 small flour tortillas
2 limes, halved
Avocado Salsa, recipe follows

In a small bowl, combine cumin, cayenne, salt, pepper, and coriander. Rub spice mixture generously on both sides of the tuna.
Heat a nonstick pan on the stove over high heat. When pan is smoking hot, add olive oil, wait 10 seconds, then add tuna. Sear for 1 minute per side, or until fish is cooked on the outside, but rare on the inside. Transfer to a plate.
Warm up the flour tortillas and dice tuna into 1/4-inch cubes.
Spoon tuna over salsa into tortillas and squeeze a spritz of lime juice overtop.
Serve immediately.

Avocado Salsa:
2 ripe avocados (ripe means it indents with the firm press of a finger), pit and skin discarded, diced into 1/4-nch cubes
2 medium tomatoes, diced into 1/4-inch cubes
1 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped, stems discarded before measuring
1/4 cup diced red onion
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Add all ingredients to a medium-size bowl. Toss gently. DO NOT MASH AVOCADO.
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