Seared tuna and avo salad

Recipe from: 26 August 2011

Ingredients 17
Servings 4
Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 500
    g
    fresh yellow fin tuna
  • lettuce
  • cucumber
  • cherry tomatoes
  • 1
    spring onion
  • 2
    ripe avocados
  • For the dressing:
  • 2
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • 1
    Tbs
    fish sauce
  • 1
    Tbs
    lemon juice
  • 1
    Tbs
    sweet chilli sauce (or substitute honey)
  • 1
    tsp
    lime juice
  • 1
    tsp
    soy sauce
  • zest of one orange or naartjie
  • 1/2
    tsp
    chopped fresh chilli
  • 1/2
    tsp
    fresh, finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2
    tsp
    fresh, finely chopped ginger
 

Method

5 mins
 
Mix all the ingredients for the salad dressing together and set aside.
Halve the cherry tomatoes, cut the cucumber into thin chips and prepare the salad on a flat platter using the lettuce, cherry tomatoes and cucumber.
Chop the spring onion and slice the avos, then set aside.
Cut the tuna into two 250g steaks. Season the tuna with salt and olive oil.
Heat a pan with a dash of olive oil in it and once hot, drop the tuna into the pan.
Sear the steaks – about 2 minutes on either side.
Remove from heat and cut the steaks into thin slices.
Layer the seared tuna slices and avo over the salad, add the chopped spring onion and drizzle some salad dressing over the top.

Reprinted with permission of Chef Dom
To visit Chef Dom’s blog, click here.
 

 

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