I bought this great fresh tuna steak from Whole Foods the other day. I usually marinate it and then broil it, but for some reason I thought “pan-seared” as soon as I saw it. We came home and I came up with this recipe. We had also purchased some avocados (for some more of that delicious Guacamole Dip 🙂 ) and Eric said that they would not last very long and we should use them up quickly. So I thought they might go nicely with the tuna….they did!
Pan Seared Tuna with Avocados
2 Tablespoons fresh basil, minced
2 Tablespoons fresh oregano, minced
2 teaspoons minced jalapenos
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon onion flakes
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 – (6 oz. portions) tuna steaks
1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
In a small mixing bowl, combine the first 9 ingredients and mix well. Heat a frying pan to medium-high, add 2 teaspoons olive oil to the hot pan. Season the steaks with black pepper, place them in pan and sear for 1-2 minutes; flip and sear for another 1 – 2 minutes. Pour half of the soy sauce mixture over the fish to coat. Allow to cook for another 30 seconds or so. Transfer the tuna to plates, top with the sliced avocados and the remaining sauce drizzled over the top.