Grilled Ahi Tuna Tacos

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Ahi Tuna, I’ve touched on it in the past before. It’s delicious and nutritious! It’s a very versatile fish that tastes great every which way from Sunday. (I’m bee boppin and scottin all over this place with my rhymes!)

I also love the Fish Taco. It tricks me into thinking I’m eating healthy. I love that! Food mind tricks are what Americans are all about (see Frozen Yogurt, Sugar Free, Fat Free anything).

Combining the two only made perfect sense. I also made a homemade sugar plum reduction sauce to go over my tacos. I think it added a great tart and sweet flavor.  I went with an Asian flair for this taco. My reasons you ask?  I had no Southwestern ingredients! And I think Ahi Tuna compliments Asian flavors extremely well.

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Recipe

Ingredients

2 Ahi Tuna Filets

1 Tbsp. Montreal Steak Seasoning

2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil

3 Sugar Plums, peeled, and diced.

1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder

1 Tbsp. Sugar

1 Tbsp. Lime Juice

2 Tbsp. Fish Sauce

2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp. Mayonnaise

1 Tbsp. Hoisin Sauce

1/2 Cup Red Cabbage

Flour Tortillas

Method

Marinate your tuna steak with the Montreal steak seasoning and 1 Tbsp. of the sesame oil. Marinate for one hour.

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While this is going on, make your sugar plum sauce. Mix all of the other ingredients except the mayo and cabbage into a sauce pan. Cook the plums down until they soften (about 10 minutes).

Then carefully transfer these to a blender to make a nice smooth sauce. Be careful, if the sauce is too hot  you might burn yourself.

Once you’ve blended the sauce, add it back to a saucepan, let it cool. Then add your mayo. Stir until you have a smooth consistency.

Toss your red cabbage with some of this sauce to make a slaw to top your tacos with.

Back to our tuna tacos. Make sure your grill is very hot. Grease the grates with some cooking spray. Throw your filets onto the grill.

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Once the tuna begins to turn (about 1 to 2 minutes), flip your filets.

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This is a critical stage of the process, DO NOT OVERCOOK YOUR TUNA. THAT IS A CRIME AGAINST THE TUNA GODS (Are you sufficiently scared yet? All caps will do that to a person). It’s always better to undercook your tuna than to overcook. There is no going back if you’ve overcooked it. There is if you’ve undercooked it. I like mine to be rare.

Quickly sear the one exposed end of the filet with some tongs, and remove from the grill.

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Put the tuna into the fridge for about 10 minutes. This will allow to chill sufficiently so you can make a nicer cut with your knife.

Once you take it out of the fridge, cut against the grain of the meat.

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Grease some flour tortillas and heat them up on a hot pan to make your tortillas warm and pillowy.

Plate with some of your red cabbage slaw and your plum sauce.

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Enjoy!

 

 

Grilled Ahi Tuna Tacos
 
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Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 2 Ahi Tuna Filets
  • 1 Tbsp. Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 3 Sugar Plums, peeled, and diced.
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Lime Juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Fish Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. Hoisin Sauce
  • ½ Cup Red Cabbage
  • Flour Tortillas
Instructions
  1. Marinate your tuna steak with the Montreal steak seasoning and 1 Tbsp. of the sesame oil. Marinate for one hour.
  2. While this is going on, make your sugar plum sauce. Mix all of the other ingredients except the mayo and cabbage into a sauce pan. Cook the plums down until they soften (about 10 minutes).
  3. Then carefully transfer these to a blender to make a nice smooth sauce. Be careful, if the sauce is too hot  you might burn yourself.
  4. Once you've blended the sauce, add it back to a saucepan, let it cool. Then add your mayo. Stir until you have a smooth consistency.
  5. Toss your red cabbage with some of this sauce to make a slaw to top your tacos with.
  6. Back to our tuna tacos. Make sure your grill is very hot. Grease the grates with some cooking spray. Throw your filets onto the grill.
  7. Once the tuna begins to turn (about 1 to 2 minutes), flip your filets.
  8. This is a critical stage of the process, DO NOT OVERCOOK YOUR TUNA. THAT IS A CRIME AGAINST THE TUNA GODS (Are you sufficiently scared yet? All caps will do that to a person). It's always better to undercook your tuna than overcook. There is no going back if you overcooked it. There is if you undercooked it. I like mine to be rare.
  9. Quickly sear the one exposed end of the filet with some tongs, and remove from the grill.
  10. Put the tuna into the fridge for about 10 minutes. This will allow to chill sufficiently so you can make a nicer cut with your knife.
  11. Once you take it out of the fridge, cut against the grain of the meat.
  12. Grease some flour tortillas and heat it up on a hot pan to make your tortillas warm and pillowy.
  13. Plate with some of your red cabbage slaw and your plum sauce.
  14. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Taco
Servings Per Container 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat g 0%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 20g 40%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

2 comments

  1. I have an affinity for anything named so close to my name! And somebody gave me Montreal steak seasoning recently and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it next- this is the perfect recipe!

    Good luck in the contest, I’m rooting for you!

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