• Pan-Seared Tuna with Avocado

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    Pan-Seared Tuna with Avocado
    Prep: 10 min Cook: 2 min Servings: 1
    by John Spottiswood
    300 recipes
    This is a delicious recipe that we adapted from one by Tyler Florence. The combination of asian flavors explodes in your mouth but doesn't overwhelm the flavor of the tuna and avocado. It's really a fantastic combination and takes only a few minutes to prepare if you make the sauce in advance. This could be served as an appetizer or an entree.


    • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
    • 1/2 jalapeno, thinly sliced (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
    • 1 garlic clove, grated
    • 2 limes, juiced
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1/8 tsp sugar
    • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
    • 1 (6-ounce) block sushi-quality tuna
    • 1 ripe avocado, halved, peeled, pitted, and sliced


    1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cilantro, jalapeno (if using), ginger, garlic, lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and sesame oil. Stir the ingredients together until well incorporated.
    2. Place a skillet over medium-high heat and coat with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season the tuna generously with salt and pepper. Lay the tuna in the hot oil and sear for 1 minute on each side to form a slight crust. Pour 1/2 of the cilantro mixture into the pan to coat the fish. Serve the seared tuna with the sliced avocado and the remaining cilantro sauce drizzled over the whole plate.

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    • Nancy Miyasaki
      Nancy Miyasaki
      This was fantastic. My sister and her husband as well as our kids really enjoyed it. A great combination of flavors!


      • ShaleeDP
        This looks awesome. I like tuna and avocado separately, and i think i will enjoy this too.

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