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Seared Ahi Tuna Salad (02.26.13)

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by Jennifer Burns, McGrath’s Fish House

  • 4 Ahi Tuna filets (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup Cajun spice (i.e. Louisiana Cajun Seasoning or the like)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pineapple, cut into small bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup vinaigrette dressing, any kind
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 orange cut into small bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup candied walnuts

Season the tuna with Cajun spice on both sides. Bring a large frying pan up to high heat and sear the tuna on each side for 30 seconds on each side or until the spice turns black. Cut into 6-8 slices. In a large bowl, combine the mixed greens, pepper and pineapple. Add enough dressing to toss thoroughly. To serve, place some of the greens mixture on each plate, add 1 piece of tune (sliced) per plate. Add some of the avocado, orange and candied walnuts on top of each serving.