My uncle loves to go deep sea fishing, and recently went out for tuna. He caught some yellowtail and some yellowfin. Every time he goes I always ask for some, and this time, he delivered! Tuna is pretty expensive to buy, so getting it fresh for free is pretty awesome. I seared the tuna and served it over a salad with an asian vinaigrette. The salad was made from a spring mix and napa cabbage cut into strips like a slaw.
- Tuna loin
- Spring salad mix
- Napa cabbage
- Grape tomatoes
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- Some chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
Directions for tuna and salad
- Rinse the tuna and pat dry with paper towels
- Grind black peppercorns onto a plate and roll the tuna loin in the pepper
- Pour a little canola oil into a pan on high heat
- Sear the tuna for a few seconds on each side, place on a plate and put it in the freezer for a few minutes to stop the cooking process
- Cut the napa cabbage into strips, halve the tomatoes, and thinly slice the red onion
Directions for vinaigrette
- Heat the vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat, then mix the sugar in until it dissolves
- Combine the oil, soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, ginger, and cilantro
- Pour in the vinegar and sugar mix
- Mix the dressing and chill in the refrigerator for ~20 minutes
Slice the tuna into ~ 1/4 inch slices and serve over the salad. This was my first time making an asian vinaigrette, and I really liked it. I was getting tired of balsamic dressings, so this was a nice alternative. The napa also added a different flavor and textural element which was nice. Overall, the salad was really good and I used the leftover dressing again the next day. And then there’s the tuna, which is always delicious. Hope you enjoy!
I loved the vinaigrette that you’ve made, can I add in some garlic salt?
thanks. You can add garlic salt if you’d like. I have no idea how it would come out, but let me know how it goes!
Once I try Seared Tuna, will definitely let ya know 🙂
love the vinaigrette recipe… thanks for sharing
Thanks! Hopefully I keep experimenting with different vinaigrettes
This one was really nice:)