Seared Tuna with Tropical Fruit Mojo

Seared Tuna Tropical Fruit Mojo
Menu Part: 
Appetizer
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
6

Sweet and spicy meet in this mojo of mangoes, kiwi, cherries and raisins. Gently seared tuna is fanned over the top.

Ingredients

2 tbsp. canola oil
1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
2 tsp. mild curry powder
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
1⁄4 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 ripe mangoes, pitted, peeled, and cubed
2 kiwi, peeled and cubed
1⁄3 cup lime juice
1⁄4 cup dried cherries
1⁄4 cup golden raisins
2 tbsp. minced fresh mint
2 lb. tuna steaks (1-in. thick)
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
 

Steps

1. Heat oil in large saucepan. Add chile, curry powder, ginger, and red pepper flakes; sauté 2 min. Remove from heat and stir in mangoes, kiwi, lime juice, cherries, raisins, and mint. Cool completely.

2. Rub tuna steaks with salt and pepper. Sear in skillet or cook on grill for 2-3 min. per side for rare and 4-5 min. per side for medium.

3. For service, spoon mango-kiwi mojo onto plates. Slice tuna and fan out over fruit. Garnish with mint sprigs.
 

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