"This Thai influenced tuna steak with a light and aromatic salad is ideal for summer." — Alex Bluett
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minced fresh ginger
salt and pepper to taste
grated lime zest
fresh red chile pepper, seeded and minced
cilantro, stems and leaves separated
2 (8 ounce)
cherry tomatoes, halved
fresh red chile pepper, cut into matchsticks
Added the amounts for the olive oil, and included ginger in the directions.
The flavor is there, but the directions were incomplete . . . missing steps for including the ginger, so I added it after the fact to the marinade, dressing & on the salad itself. There was no quantity listed for the olive oil, so I think my guess of 3/4 cup was too much. I will try it again because the tuna turned out really good and flavorful.
This recipe was SO good and SO easy! My husband loves seared tuna, and I've been looking for a raw watercress recipe, so this was the one for us. Everyone in the family liked it, even my 1 and 3 year old boys... I cooked my husband's rare, but liked that I could cook mine and the boys a little longer... easy peasy!
sooo good! tastes like the salad from a Thai restaurant. I would make this again with shrimp or chicken too.
I loved this recipe thank you Alex! I followed the recipe with few exceptions for personal preference. I omitted the sugar and used half olive oil and half sesame oil, and about 5 cloves of garlic. This recipe required very little tweaking to make me love it and my fiancé OFFERED to clean the kitchen afterwards! I have also made this recipe a second time using big mouth bass and grilling over a hot fire. This is a keeper. Very versatile.
Not a fan. I made the salad dressing exactly as described and drizzled over my own mix of greens with seared ahi. I love salads and am by no means a picky eater. I couldn't eat the salad. My husband gave it a 'B' though, stating the healthiness made up for the salad's lack of good flavor.
WOW!!! Really, really enjoyed this one. I did it over a bed of spring mix. Wish I would have put a little more salad in my bowl. It was full on full of flavor and a very nice light meal. I used a jalapeño because that is what I had on hand. The only thing I will do different next time is to do the fish in my cast iron skillet because I didn't get a good seer using my heavy bottomed skillet. Make sure it is HOT!! Thanks for sharing.
Good dressing to start with for the tuna and the salad; however, adding soy sauce, wasabi paste really enhanced the flavor. Thanks Alex!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Seared Ahi Tuna with Watercress, Chile, and Ginger Salad
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 269
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