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Seared Tuna Steaks With Cucumber and Grapefruit Salsa

Seared Tuna Steaks With Cucumber and Grapefruit Salsa
Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

The American Heart Assn. just revised its guidelines to recommend two servings a week of a fatty fish (the good kind) such as tuna or salmon. If you've wanted to add more fish to your diet, try this tasty grilled ... Read more

Total time: 30 minutes | Serves 2
  • 2 (6-ounce) ahi tuna steaks, about 1 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • 2 red grapefruit, peeled, sectioned and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 small Thai pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Step 1Rub all sides of tuna steaks with sesame oil and sprinkle with salt. Cover and let stand while preparing cucumber salsa.

Step 2Combine onions, cucumber, grapefruit, cilantro, Thai pepper, garlic, lime juice, olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let stand while grilling tuna.

Step 3Grill tuna steaks over high heat in stove top grill pan or on barbecue grill 5 minutes. Turn and cook until desired doneness, 2 to 5 minutes. Remove tuna to serving platter and serve Cucumber and Grapefruit salsa alongside.


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