Tuna Steaks with Mango Salsa

    Tuna Steaks with Mango Salsa


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    Tuna is marinated in a simple lemon garlic combination before being dusted with a homemade spice rub then gently fried or BBQed, so simple, so tasty.

    Serves: 4 

    • Tuna
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 4 tuna steaks
    • Salsa
    • 1 fresh mango, peeled and diced
    • 1/4 cup finely diced red capsicum
    • 1/2 Spanish onion, finely diced
    • 2 shallots, diced
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 jalapeno chilli, seeded and finely diced, or to taste
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
    • Spice Rub
    • 2 tablespoons paprika
    • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil

    Preparation:3hours  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:3hours10min 

    1. Tuna: Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice and garlic in a bowl. Rub the tuna steaks with the mixture. Place the steaks in a sealable container and marinate/chill in refrigerator 3 hours.
    2. Salsa: Combine the mango, capsicum, Spanish onion, shallots, coriander and jalapeno in a bowl then stir. Add the lime juice and 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil and toss to combine. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour.
    3. Spice Rub: Stir together the paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt, pepper, thyme, basil, oregano and garlic powder in a bowl.
    4. To Prepare: Remove the tuna steaks from the refrigerator and gently rinse with water and then dip each side of each steak in the spice mixture to coat.
    5. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large frypan over medium heat or preheat oil on a barbecue plate to medium. Gently lay the tuna steaks into the hot oil. Cook the tuna on one side for 3 minutes; remove to a plate. Pour the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil into the frypan/plate and let it get hot. Lay the tuna with the uncooked side down and cook another 3 minutes; remove from heat immediately.
    6. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the mango salsa onto each of 4 plates. Place the tuna steaks on top of the salsa and serve immediately.

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    I tried this first time with dinner guests and got rave reviews - now a firm favourite and sooooo easy to do! - 23 Feb 2010


    this dish is great! simple to prepare and totally delicious. it's become one of my summer regulars - 13 Jan 2010

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